Medicine Overview of Epofaith Injection
Uses of Epofaith Injection
Epofaith 4000IU Injection is used in the treatment of anemia, anemia due to chemotherapy and anemia due to chronic kidney disease.
Side effects of Epofaith Injection
Rash, Injection site pain, Pain in extremity, Pulmonary thromboembolism, Arterial thromboembolism (blood clot in artery), Edema, Increased blood pressure, Hypersensitivity.
How to use Epofaith Injection
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Epofaith Injection works
Epofaith 4000iu 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 Epofaith Injection
Expert advice for Epofaith Injection
- Take advice from doctor if you suffer or have suffered from fits (epilepsy), high blood pressure, severe liver failure or anemia from other causes.
- Epoetin alfa should be used with caution in patients with a rare blood pigment disorder that affects skin and other organs (porphyria).
- Ask your doctor for advice if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breast-feeding.
Special precautions for Epofaith 4000IU Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Epofaith 4000IU Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
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....
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.
Epofaith 4000IU Injection is probably safe to use during lac+more
tation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby....
Epofaith 4000IU Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Epofaith 4000IU Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Epofaith 4000IU Injection is recommended.+more
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advised while the patient is taking this medicine....
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advised while the patient is taking this medicine.
Epofaith 4000IU Injection should be used with caution in pat+more
ients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Epofaith 4000IU Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor....
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Telma 40mg Tablet, Telma 20mg Tablet, Telsartan 80mg Tablet, Telsartan 20mg Tablet
If you miss a dose of 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.
Frequently asked questions for Epofaith 4000IU Injection
Frequently asked questions for Epoetin Alfa
Epofaith is used for treatment of anemia (low hemoglobin or abnormally reduced number of red blood cells) related to severe kidney disease, cancer chemotherapy for certain tumors or due to zidovudine treatment for HIV (Human immunodeficiency virus) infection. Epofaith is also used in moderately anemic patients scheduled to have major bone surgery (hip or knee replacement surgery) to reduce the need for blood transfusion
Epofaith works by stimulating red blood cell production.
Substitutes for Epofaith Injection
Epofer 4000IU Injection
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₹1318.8/ml of Injection
Erypro 4000IU Injection
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Relipoietin 4000IU Injection
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Shanpoietin 4000IU Injection
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