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EPITHRA 100MG INJECTION

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MRP: Rs. 2380.95 for 1 vial(s) (1 injection each)
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Composition for EPITHRA

Epirubicin(100 mg)

food interaction for EPITHRA

alcohol interaction for EPITHRA

pregnancy interaction for EPITHRA

lactation interaction for EPITHRA

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Epithra 100mg injection at a fixed time.
Taking Epirubicin together with alcohol may cause liver problems.
UNSAFE
Epithra 100mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Epithra 100mg injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for EPITHRA

Epirubicin(100 mg)

Uses

Epithra 100mg injection is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer, breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer and stomach cancer.

How it works

Epithra 100mg injection belongs to a class of medicines known as anthracyclines. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells in the body.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Nervousness, Frequent urge to urinate, Abnormal dreams, Altered behaviour, Mood changes, Bone pain, Joint pain, Joint stiffness, Confusion, Depression, Dizziness, Diarrhoea, Fatigue, Hallucination, Headache, Hearing loss, Insomnia, Loss of appetite, Muscle cramp, Weight gain

SUBSTITUTES for EPITHRA

6 Substitutes
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  • EPICURE 100MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 3409.25/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 3409.25
    pay 43% more per injection
  • ZUVICIN 100MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Zuventus Healthcare Ltd
    Rs. 3746.03/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 3746.03
    pay 57% more per injection
  • ALRUBICIN 100MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Alkem Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 4085.71/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 4085.71
    pay 72% more per injection
  • EPITAZ 100MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 3663.01/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 3663.01
    pay 54% more per injection
  • RUBILON 100MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Celon Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 3315.31/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 3315.31
    pay 39% more per injection

Expert advice for EPITHRA

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for EPITHRA

Epirubicin

Q.Is epirubicin a vesicant (agent that causes tissue blistering and damage)?
Yes, epirubicin is a vesicant; it may cause tissue blistering if it leaks out of the vein

Q.Is epirubicin an anthracycline?
Yes, epirubicin belongs to anthracycline class of anti-cancer medicines

Q.Is epirubicin a doxorubicin?
Epirubicin and doxorubicin are both anticancer agents that belong to the anthracycline group

Q.Is epirubicin an antibiotic?
Epirubicin is an anticancer antibiotic

Q.What is epirubicin used for?
Epirubicin 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 epirubicin made from?
Epirubicin is made from natural products produced by species of soil fungus Streptomyces

Q.How is epirubicin given?
Epirubicin is given by injection into the vein or through a catheter into the bladder

Q.How effective is epirubicin?
Epirubicin 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 epirubicin cost?
The price of epirubicin 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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Content on this page was last updated on 23 September, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)