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EPOFER 4000IU INJECTION

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MRP: Rs. 1318.80 for 1 vial(s) (1 injection each)
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Composition for EPOFER

Epoetin Alfa(4000 iu)

food interaction for EPOFER

alcohol interaction for EPOFER

pregnancy interaction for EPOFER

lactation interaction for EPOFER

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Epofer 4000iu injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Epofer 4000iu 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Epofer 4000iu injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for EPOFER

Epoetin Alfa(4000 iu)

Uses

Epofer 4000iu injection is used in the treatment of anemia, anemia due to chemotherapy and anemia due to chronic kidney disease.

How it works

Epofer 4000iu injection belongs to an identical type of human glycoprotein hormone called erythropoietin. Epofer 4000iu injection works by stimulating red blood cell production.

Common side effects

Nausea, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Depression, Headache, Increased blood pressure, Injection site pain, Injection site redness, Insomnia, Formation of blood clots in dialysis shunt, Vomiting

SUBSTITUTES for EPOFER

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  • VINTOR 4000 IU INJECTION
    (1 ML injection in vial)
    Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 1318.80/ML of injection
    generic_icon
    Rs. 1318.80
    same price
  • ESPOGEN 4000 IU INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    LG Lifesciences
    Rs. 1680/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 1680
    pay 27% more per injection
  • RENOCEL 4000 IU INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 625/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 625
    save 53% more per injection
  • EPREX 4000 IU INJECTION
    (0.4 ML injection in vial)
    Janssen Pharmaceuticals
    Rs. 1820/ML of injection
    generic_icon
    Rs. 1820
    pay 38% more per ML of injection
  • ERYPRO 4000 IU INJECTION
    (1 ML injection in vial)
    Biocon
    Rs. 1375.52/ML of injection
    generic_icon
    Rs. 1375.52
    pay 4% more per ML of injection

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Expert advice for EPOFER

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for EPOFER

Epoetin Alfa

Q.What is epoetin alfa/ epoetin alfa injection used for?
Epoetin alfa 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. Epoetin alfa 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

Q.How does epoetin alfa work?
Epoetin alfa works by stimulating red blood cell production.

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Content on this page was last updated on 03 June, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)