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Brand name: Novicrit TM

Active ingredients: epoetin lambda

What it is used for

Treatment of patients with symptomatic or transfusion requiring anaemia associated with chronic renal failure to improve their quality of life by improving energy levels, exercise performance, fatigue and sleep patterns and by reducing the need for blood transfusions.. Treatment of anaemia in patients with nonmyeloid malignancies where anaemia develops as a result of concomitantly administered chemotherapy, and where blood transfusion is not considered appropriate. Adult patients with mild to moderate anaemia (haemoglobin > 100 to less than or equal to 130g/L) scheduled for elective surgery with an expected moderate blood loss (two to four units or 900 to 1,800mL) to reduce exposure to allogeneic blood transfusion and to facilitate erythropoietic recovery.. Augment autologous blood collection and to limit the decline in haemoglobin in anaemic adult patients who are scheduled for major elective surgery and who are not expected to predeposit their complete perioperative blood needs.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Intravenous
  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Do not Freeze
  • Protect from Light
  • Refrigerate
  • Lifetime is 2 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Clear, colourless solution, practically free of visible particles

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4: Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine is subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Phamaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient epoetin lambda

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
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