Epofer 10000IU Injection

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Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Epofer 10000IU Injection

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Primarily used for

Anemia, Anemia due to chemotherapy, Anemia due to chronic kidney disease
2967.3
₹2967.3/Injection
1 Injection in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Epofer Injection

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Uses of Epofer Injection

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

Common

Rash, Injection site pain, Pain in extremity, Pulmonary thromboembolism, Arterial thromboembolism (blood clot in artery), Edema, Increased blood pressure, Hypersensitivity.

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How to use Epofer Injection

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

How Epofer Injection works

Epofer 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 Epofer Injection

Expert advice for Epofer 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Epofer 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
Epofer 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
Epofer 10000IU Injection is probably safe to use during lact
ation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Epofer 10000IU Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
SAFE
Epofer 10000IU Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Epofer 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
Epofer 10000IU Injection should be used with caution in pati
ents with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Epofer 10000IU Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Telma 40mg Tablet, Telsartan 80mg Tablet, Telsartan 20mg Tablet, Diovan 160mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Epofer 10000IU Injection

Frequently asked questions for Epoetin Alfa

Epofer 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. Epofer 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
Epofer works by stimulating red blood cell production.

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