Epocept 10000IU Injection

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Primarily used for

Anemia due to chronic kidney disease, Anemia due to cancer chemotherapy
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Medicine Overview of Epocept Injection

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Uses of Epocept Injection

Epocept 10000IU Injection is used in the treatment of anemia due to chronic kidney disease and anemia due to chemotherapy.
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Side effects of Epocept Injection

Common

Increased blood pressure, Nausea, Vomiting, Fever.

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How to use Epocept Injection

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

How Epocept Injection works

Epocept 10000iu injection is an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA). It works by stimulating the bone marrow (soft tissue inside the bones which produces red blood cells) to produce more red blood cells.

In Depth Information on Epocept Injection

Expert advice for Epocept Injection

  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have a history of blood disorders, cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, seizures, or kidney disease.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience chest pain, breathing problems, sudden/severe headache, or difficulty with vision, speech, or walking.
  • Requires regular BP monitoring.
  • Requires weekly haemoglobin(Hb) level monitoring when treatment starts and monthly thereafter. Hb level should not exceed 1 g/dL in any 14-day span.
  • Do not discontinue treatment without consulting your doctor, even if you feel better.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Epocept 10000IU Injection
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Epocept 10000IU Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
Epocept 10000IU Injection is probably safe to use during lac
tation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Epocept 10000IU Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
SAFE
Epocept 10000IU Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Epocept 10000IU Injection is recommended.

Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advised while the patient is taking this medicine.
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Liver
CAUTION
Epocept 10000IU Injection should be used with caution in pat
ients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Epocept 10000IU Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Cardace 1.25mg Tablet, Envas 2.5mg Tablet, Telma 40mg Tablet, Telmikind 80mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Recombinant Human Erythropoietin Alfa / Epoetin Alfa, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Epocept 10000IU Injection

Frequently asked questions for Recombinant Human Erythropoietin Alfa / Epoetin Alfa

Q. How should Epocept be stored?
In the hospital, pre-filled syringes are stored unopened in a refrigerator between 2 and 8 degrees centigrade. If you are using at home, it is important that the pre-filled syringe is stored in your refrigerator although not in the freezer compartment. It should not be frozen. Allow the pre-filled syringe to reach room temperature prior to using it. This usually takes between 15 and 30 minutes. Epocept pre-filled syringes that are being used or about to be used can be kept at room temperature (not above 25°C) for a maximum single period of 7 days. Pre filled syringes should be protected from light.
Q. What to do if you use too much Epocept?
Tell the doctor or nurse immediately if you think too much Epocept has been injected.
Q. When should Epocept not be used?
Epocept should not be used:- 1) after the expiry date on the label, 2) if the seal is broken, 3) if the liquid is colored or you can see particles floating in it, 4) if you know, or think that it may have been accidentally frozen & 5) if there has been a refrigerator failure.

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