Epicure 50mg Injection

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Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Epicure 50mg Injection

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Medicine Overview of Epicure Injection

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Uses of Epicure Injection

Epicure 50mg Injection is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer, breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer and stomach cancer.
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Side effects of Epicure Injection

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Loss of appetite, Reduced blood platelets, Hair loss, Anemia, Diarrhoea, Discoloration of urine, Mucosal inflammation, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth), Febrile neutropenia, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils).

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How to use Epicure Injection

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

How Epicure Injection works

Epicure 50mg injection is an anti-cancer medication. It works by damaging the genetic material (DNA) of the cancer cells and stops their growth and multiplication.

In Depth Information on Epicure Injection

Expert advice for Epicure Injection

  • 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Epicure 50mg Injection
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Epirubicin together with alcohol may cause liver problems.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Epicure 50mg 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.
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Lactation
UNSAFE
Epicure 50mg Injection is usafe to use during lactation. Da
ta suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breast feeding is not advisable.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Epicure 50mg Injection may cause episodes of nausea and vomiting, which can temporarily lead to an impairment of the ability to drive.
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Kidney
Epicure 50mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Epicure 50mg 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.
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Liver
CAUTION
Epicure 50mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Epicure 50mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Epicure 50mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Epicure 50mg Injection

Frequently asked questions for Epirubicin

Yes, Epicure is a vesicant; it may cause tissue blistering if it leaks out of the vein
Yes, Epicure belongs to anthracycline class of anti-cancer medicines
Epicure and doxorubicin are both anticancer agents that belong to the anthracycline group
Epicure is an anticancer antibiotic
Epicure 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
Epicure is made from natural products produced by species of soil fungus Streptomyces
Epicure is given by injection into the vein or through a catheter into the bladder
Epicure 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
The price of Epicure 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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