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Epicin RD 10 mg Injection

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Overview

Introduction of Epicin RD Injection

Epicin RD 10 mg Injection is used in the treatment of various types of cancers of blood, breast, stomach, lung, ovaries and soft tissues. It also helps to prevent recurrence of bladder cancer after surgery. It is given as injection with extreme caution by a qualified medical professional.

Epicin RD 10 mg Injection can be used on its own, or sometimes given together with certain other medicines as part of combination chemotherapy. It works by interfering with growth of cancer cells, which are eventually destroyed. This stops the spread of cancer cells in the body. Since the growth of normal body cells may also be affected with this medicine, other effects may also occur. Some of these may be serious and must be reported to doctor. Other effects like hair loss, nausea and vomiting, may not be serious but may cause concern.
Inform your doctor immediately if you notice any signs of infection such as fever, sore throat or rash.
It is known to reduce the number of blood cells in your blood thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. Infections can sometimes be life threatening. Regular blood tests are required to monitor your blood cells along with kidney, liver and heart function during treatment with this medicine.
It is important to use effective contraception to avoid getting pregnant or fathering a child during treatment. Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you want to have a baby in the future.

Uses of Epicin RD Injection

Epicin RD Injection side effects

Common
  • Low blood platelets
  • Nausea
  • Hair loss
  • Absence of menstrual periods
  • Fever
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Diarrhea
  • Weight loss
  • Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
  • Hot flashes
  • Gastrointestinal inflammation
  • Rash
  • Low energy
  • Eye disorder

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
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Epicin RD 10 mg Injection Taking Epirubicin together with alcohol may cause liver problems.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Epicin RD 10 mg Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Epicin RD 10 mg Injection is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Epicin RD 10 mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
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
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
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

  • Epicin RD 10 mg Injection is used alone or in combination with other medicines for the treatment of various types of cancers.
  • It is given through a drip into a vein (intravenous infusion) by a doctor or nurse.
  • It may make you feel tired or sleepy.  Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Use a reliable contraceptive method to prevent pregnancy while you are taking this medicine and for 6 months after stopping treatment.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to monitor your blood cells, liver, and heart function during treatment with this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you notice any signs of infection such as fever, sore throat or rash.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Epicin RD

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Patient is sufferng from Prostrate cancer and now he is suffering from Typhoid IGM.His hormone therapy(Inj Leuprolide 3.75 mg) is due for can we go ahead and ask doctor to induct hormone injection.
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Cancer Specialist
If patient has recovered, then only.
Submucouse fibrosis and unable to open mouth
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
It is usually due to chronic tobacco chewing. If you are taking stop. Takes long time to improve. May become cancer later on. Can use hyalase and kenacort injection locally. Improve in few patients. It it very severe may need surgery
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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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