When and How to Receive It

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Omontys include the following:
  • This medication comes as an injection that is given under the skin (subcutaneously) or slowly into a vein (intravenous, or IV, infusion), usually during dialysis.
  • Omontys is usually given once every four weeks. If dosage adjustments are necessary, they should not occur more often than every four weeks.
  • In some situations, you may be able to give yourself Omontys injections (under the skin, not by IV) at home. In this situation, your healthcare provider should teach you exactly how to give yourself the injections.
  • You will need regular blood tests while using Omontys to monitor the effectiveness of the medication.
  • It is important that your body has sufficient levels of iron, as an iron deficiency may decrease the effectiveness of Omontys. Your healthcare provider may recommend iron supplements in some situations.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.

Dosing Information

The dose of Omontys your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your previous dosage of other similar medications
  • How you respond to Omontys, as measured by blood tests
  • Your weight.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Omontys Dosage for more information.)

Omontys Medication Information

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