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EPOFER 6000IU INJECTION

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Rs.1459.50for 1 vial(s) (1 injection each)
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Composition FOR EPOFER

Epoetin Alfa(6000 iu)

food interaction for EPOFER

alcohol interaction for EPOFER

pregnancy interaction for EPOFER

lactation interaction for EPOFER

medicine interaction for EPOFER

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Epofer 6000iu injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Epofer 6000iu 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 6000iu injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR EPOFER

    Epoetin Alfa(6000 iu)

    Uses

    Epofer 6000iu injection is used in the treatment of anemia, anemia due to chemotherapy and anemia due to chronic kidney disease

    How it works

    Epofer 6000iu injection is a growth factor that stimulates the bone marrow to produce more red blood cells

    Common side effects

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

    SUBSTITUTES FOR EPOFER

    5 Substitutes
    5 Substitutes
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    • VINTOR 6000 IU INJECTION
      (1 ML injection in vial)
      Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      Rs. 1850/ML of injection
      generic_icon
      Rs. 1850
      pay 27% more per ML of injection
    • ZYROP 6000 IU INJECTION
      (1 injection in vial)
      Zydus Cadila
      Rs. 1900/injection
      Injection
      Rs. 1900
      pay 30% more per injection
    • ERYPRO SAFE 6000 IU INJECTION
      (1 ML injection in vial)
      Biocon
      Rs. 1938.10/ML of injection
      generic_icon
      Rs. 1938.10
      pay 33% more per ML of injection
    • EPREX 6000 IU INJECTION
      (1 ML injection in vial)
      Janssen Pharmaceuticals
      Rs. 2325/ML of injection
      generic_icon
      Rs. 2325
      pay 59% more per ML of injection
    • EPOTOP 6000IU INJECTION
      (1 ML injection in vial)
      Vhb Life Sciences Inc
      Rs. 2247/ML of injection
      generic_icon
      Rs. 2247
      pay 54% 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 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)