Medicine Overview of Epofer Injection
Uses of Epofer Injection
Epofer 2000IU Injection is used in the treatment of anemia, anemia due to chemotherapy and anemia due to chronic kidney disease.
Side effects of Epofer Injection
Rash, Injection site pain, Pain in extremity, Pulmonary thromboembolism, Arterial thromboembolism (blood clot in artery), Edema, Increased blood pressure, Hypersensitivity.
How to use Epofer Injection
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Epofer Injection works
Epofer 2000iu 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.
Special precautions for Epofer 2000IU Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Epofer 2000IU 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.
Epofer 2000IU Injection is probably safe to use during lacta+more
tion. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby....
Epofer 2000IU Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Epofer 2000IU Injection is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.+more
Caution should be used in patients with chronic renal failure....
Caution should be used in patients with chronic renal failure.
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Olsertain 40mg Tablet, Telma 20mg Tablet, Telsartan 80mg Tablet, Temsan 40mg 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 Epofer 2000IU 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.
Substitutes for Epofer Injection
Erytrust 2000IU Injection
Neon Laboratories Ltd
₹250.0/ml of Injection
Erypro 2000IU Injection
₹562.5/ml of Injection
Neo Recormon 2000IU Injection
Roche Products India Pvt Ltd
₹811.0/ml of Injection
₹853.32/ml of Prefilled Syringe
₹254.54/ml of Injection