Medicine Overview of Epofer Injection
Epofer 4000IU Injection is used in the treatment of anemia due to chronic kidney disease and anemia due to chemotherapy.
Increased blood pressure, Nausea, Vomiting, Fever.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Epofer 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 Epofer Injection
Epofer Injection related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
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.
Epofer 4000IU Injection is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Epofer 4000IU Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Epofer 4000IU Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Epofer 4000IU Injection is recommended.
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advised while the patient is taking this medicine.
Epofer 4000IU Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Epofer 4000IU Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Epofer 4000IU Injection, 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.
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Anemia due to cancer chemotherapy
Anemia due to chronic kidney disease
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Frequently asked questions about Epofer Injection
Q. How should Epofer be stored?
In the hospital, pre-filled syringes are stored unopened in a refrigerator between 2 and 8 degrees centigrade. If you are using at home, it is important that the pre-filled syringe is stored in your refrigerator although not in the freezer compartment. It should not be frozen. Allow the pre-filled syringe to reach room temperature prior to using it. This usually takes between 15 and 30 minutes. Epofer pre-filled syringes that are being used or about to be used can be kept at room temperature (not above 25°C) for a maximum single period of 7 days. Pre filled syringes should be protected from light.
Q. What to do if you use too much Epofer?
Tell the doctor or nurse immediately if you think too much Epofer has been injected.
Q. When should Epofer not be used?
Epofer should not be used:- 1) after the expiry date on the label, 2) if the seal is broken, 3) if the liquid is colored or you can see particles floating in it, 4) if you know, or think that it may have been accidentally frozen & 5) if there has been a refrigerator failure.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Taking Epofer with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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