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Encourage 4000 IU Injection


Overview

Introduction of Encourage Injection

Encourage 4000 IU Injection is used in the treatment of anemia that may have occurred due to chronic kidney disease or chemotherapy.

It is given under the supervision of a healthcare professional. You should not take it, if you have any known allergy from this medication. Your doctor may get your blood tests done regularly to monitor the levels of salts (electrolytes such as potassium), haemoglobin and blood cells in your blood.

You should check your blood pressure regularly while taking this medication. Inform your doctor if there are symptoms of very high blood pressure such as severe headache, problems with your eyesight, nausea, vomiting or fits (seizures). You should stop taking it and consult with doctor if you develop shortness of breath or skin rash.

Encourage Injection side effects

Common
  • High blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever

How to use Encourage Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Encourage Injection works

Encourage 4000 IU Injection is an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA). It works by stimulating the bone marrow (soft tissue inside the bones which produces red blood cells) to produce more red blood cells.

Encourage Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Encourage 4000 IU Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Encourage 4000 IU Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Encourage 4000 IU Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Encourage 4000 IU Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Encourage 4000 IU Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Encourage 4000 IU Injection is recommended.
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advised while the patient is taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Encourage 4000 IU Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Encourage 4000 IU Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Encourage Injection?

If you miss a dose of Encourage 4000 IU Injection, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Encourage 4000 IU Injection helps in the treatment of anemia that may have occurred due to chronic kidney disease or chemotherapy.
  • It is given as a single injection under your skin.
  • Your doctor may get your blood tests done regularly to monitor the levels of salts (electrolytes such as potassium), haemoglobin, and blood cells in your blood. 
  • Monitor your blood pressure regularly while taking this medication. Inform your doctor if you notice symptoms of very high blood pressure such as  severe headache, problems with your eyesight, nausea, vomiting or fits (seizures).
  • Stop taking Encourage 4000 IU Injection and inform your doctor if you develop shortness of breath or skin rash.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Encourage with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Encourage

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He was suffered from chickenpox 15 days earlier.Now he is suffering from pain abdomen,vomiting from last 4 days and also had mild fever ie for 1day.He is on tab.oflox oz (1/2tab.) and tab.lansaprazole 15mg.But still having mild pain abdomen and nausea after mealsHe is also having 1 or 2 vomiting in a day.Please give your expert opinion. Thanks
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Child Specialist
Hello, encourage intake of cool milk. Also give sup emeset 7.5 ml SOS for vomiting max every 6 hrly. Encourage intake of liquids to drink.
Cold and cough persisting from 1 year
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Child Specialist
Hello, to increase immunity please give healthy nutritious food items. Also encourage frewent hand washing.
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FAQs

Q. How should Encourage be stored?

In the hospital, pre-filled syringes are stored unopened in a refrigerator between 2 and 8 degrees centigrade. If you are using at home, it is important that the pre-filled syringe is stored in your refrigerator although not in the freezer compartment. It should not be frozen. Allow the pre-filled syringe to reach room temperature prior to using it. This usually takes between 15 and 30 minutes. Encourage pre-filled syringes that are being used or about to be used can be kept at room temperature (not above 25°C) for a maximum single period of 7 days. Pre filled syringes should be protected from light.

Q. What to do if you use too much Encourage?

Tell the doctor or nurse immediately if you think too much Encourage has been injected.

Q. When should Encourage not be used?

Encourage should not be used:- 1) after the expiry date on the label, 2) if the seal is broken, 3) if the liquid is colored or you can see particles floating in it, 4) if you know, or think that it may have been accidentally frozen & 5) if there has been a refrigerator failure.

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463, 4 th Floor, RPG HOUSE, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai – 400 030. Maharashtra, INDIA
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