Methoxy polyethylene Glycol-epoetin beta
Methoxy polyethylene Glycol-epoetin beta is used to treat certain types of anemia. Anemia is a condition in which the body doesn’t produce enough red blood cells; this sometimes happens as a result of kidney failure because the kidneys don’t produce proteins that stimulate blood cell production. This medication is comprised of a man-made version of the necessary proteins so that the body continues to produce red blood cells.
This medication should not be administered to correct anemia caused by cancer chemotherapy. Taking this medication along with chemotherapy drugs increases the risk of a fatal heart attack or stroke. In addition, patients who take this medication are more likely to die of their cancer despite continued chemotherapeutic interventions.