Epofer 40000IU Prefilled Syringe

Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Epofer 40000iu Prefilled Syringe

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Primarily used for

Anemia, Anemia due to chemotherapy, Anemia due to chronic kidney disease
1 Prefilled Syringe in 1 packet

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Medicine Overview of Epofer Prefilled Syringe


Uses of Epofer Prefilled Syringe

Epofer 40000IU Prefilled Syringe is used in the treatment of anemia, anemia due to chemotherapy and anemia due to chronic kidney disease.

Side effects of Epofer Prefilled Syringe


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


How to use Epofer Prefilled Syringe

Your doctor or nurse will use this device to give medicine. You or your care giver may be taught on how to use this device at home. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Epofer 40000IU Prefilled Syringe at a fixed time.

How Epofer Prefilled Syringe works

Epofer 40000iu prefilled syringe 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 Prefilled Syringe

Expert advice for Epofer Prefilled Syringe

  • 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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Special precautions for Epofer 40000IU Prefilled Syringe
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Epofer 40000IU Prefilled Syringe 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.
Epofer 40000IU Prefilled Syringe is safe to use during lacta
tion. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
It is not known whether Epofer 40000IU Prefilled Syringe alt
ers the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Epofer 40000IU Prefilled Syringe is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

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

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 40000iu Prefilled Syringe

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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