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Epidox 10 mg Injection


Overview

Uses of Epidox Injection

Epidox Injection side effects

Common
  • Low blood platelets
  • Vomiting
  • 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 Epidox Injection

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

How Epidox Injection works

Epidox 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.

Epidox Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Epidox 10 mg Injection. Taking Epirubicin together with alcohol may cause liver problems.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Epidox 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
Epidox 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.
Epidox 10 mg Injection may cause episodes of nausea and vomiting, which can temporarily lead to an impairment of the ability to drive.
Kidney
Epidox 10 mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Epidox 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
Epidox 10 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Epidox 10 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Epidox 10 mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • Epidox 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 Epidox

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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 Epidox a vesicant (agent that causes tissue blistering and damage)?

Yes, Epidox is a vesicant; it may cause tissue blistering if it leaks out of the vein

Q. Is Epidox an anthracycline?

Yes, Epidox belongs to anthracycline class of anti-cancer medicines

Q. Is Epidox a doxorubicin?

Epidox and doxorubicin are both anticancer agents that belong to the anthracycline group

Q. Is Epidox an antibiotic?

Epidox is an anticancer antibiotic

Q. What is Epidox used for?

Epidox 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 Epidox made from?

Epidox is made from natural products produced by species of soil fungus Streptomyces

Q. How is Epidox given?

Epidox is given by injection into the vein or through a catheter into the bladder

Q. How effective is Epidox?

Epidox 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 Epidox cost?

The price of Epidox 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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