Epicin RD 10 mg Injection

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Overview

Uses of Epicin RD Injection

Epicin RD 10 mg Injection is used in the treatment of breast cancer.

Epicin RD Injection side effects

Common
  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Nausea
  • Mouth sore
  • Hair loss
  • Absence of menstrual periods
  • Itching
  • Diarrhoea
  • Hot flashes

How to use Epicin RD Injection

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

How Epicin RD Injection works

Epicin RD 10 mg Injection is an anti-cancer medication. It works by suppressing the activity of an enzyme (topoisomerase II) involved in DNA multiplication of the breast cancer cells. It also forms harmful chemicals (free radicals) which cause DNA damage. This slows the growth of breast cancer cells and eventually kills them.

Epicin RD Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Epirubicin together with alcohol may cause liver problems.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Epicin RD 10 mg Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Epicin RD 10 mg Injection is unsafe to use during lactation. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breastfeeding is not advisable.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Epicin RD 10 mg Injection may cause episodes of nausea and vomiting, which can temporarily lead to an impairment of the ability to drive.
Kidney
Epicin RD 10 mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Epicin RD 10 mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Lower doses may be considered in patients with serum creatinine > 5 mg/dL.
Liver
CAUTION
Epicin RD 10 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Epicin RD 10 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Epicin RD 10 mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • Use appropriate contraception during treatment with epirubicin, if you are women of childbearing potential.
  • Male patients should not to father a child during and for 6 months after stopping epirubicin treatment.
  • Inform you doctor if you have or had suffered problems with your heart, liver or if you have severe infection such as urinary infection.
  • Do not drink fluids for 12 hours before the treatment if epirubicin is to be used in the bladder.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Epicin RD

This query is for my mother. She was diagnosed with breast cancer stage 1 a couple of years back. It was thus treated with surgery followed by radiology. The doctor has since put her on anastrozole 1mg tablet daily for 5 years. She has been taking altraz 1mg by alkem laboratories since inception but now we have found a same salt medicine named elinal 1mg by emcure pharmaceuticals with same composition. Is elinal an equally effective medicine and can be taken in lieu of altraz? Reason for switching: elinal costs 80% less than altraz.
Dr. Megha Tuli
Gynaecologist
Hi PATIENT understand your concern. Emcee is a very good brand too. There is technically no difference in the two medicines. However I would suggest you verify with your treating doctor in this case because in case later something goes wrong in future, your doctor will only blame you that you checnged the medicine without consulting him and that is reason the patient has deteriorated. Cancer is known to be notorious. I have myself lost 2 very close family members to breast cancer. Do not take me wrong. I'm only asking you to verify with your doctor so that in future you face no problems in this account.
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FAQs

Q. Is Epicin RD a vesicant (agent that causes tissue blistering and damage)?
Yes, Epicin RD is a vesicant; it may cause tissue blistering if it leaks out of the vein
Q. Is Epicin RD an anthracycline?
Yes, Epicin RD belongs to anthracycline class of anti-cancer medicines
Q. Is Epicin RD a doxorubicin?
Epicin RD and doxorubicin are both anticancer agents that belong to the anthracycline group
Q. Is Epicin RD an antibiotic?
Epicin RD is an anticancer antibiotic
Q. What is Epicin RD used for?
Epicin RD is used in the treatment of various cancers including cancer of the breast, ovary, stomach, lung, bowel or rectum, malignant lymphomas (a type of blood cancer of infection-fighting cells of the blood) such as Hodgkin's disease and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, leukemia (blood cancer), multiple myeloma (a type of blood cancer of infection-fighting cells of the blood). It may be used in bladder cancers and to prevent reoccurrence of bladder cancer after surgery
Q. What is Epicin RD made from?
Epicin RD is made from natural products produced by species of soil fungus Streptomyces
Q. How is Epicin RD given?
Epicin RD is given by injection into the vein or through a catheter into the bladder
Q. How effective is Epicin RD?
Epicin RD is effective in the treatment of various cancers including cancer of the breast, ovary, stomach, lung, bowel or rectum, malignant lymphomas (a type of blood cancer of infection-fighting cells of the blood) such as Hodgkin's disease and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, leukemia (blood cancer), multiple myeloma (a type of blood cancer of infection-fighting cells of the blood). It may be used in bladder cancers and to prevent reoccurrence of bladder cancer after surgery. It effectively slows or stops the growth of cancer cells in the body
Q. How much does Epicin RD cost?
The price of Epicin RD may vary depending upon the brand prescribed to you. Please read the instruction on the package for the correct price of the product.

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 25th Jan 2018.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
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