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EPOFIT 5000 IU PREFILLED SYRINGE

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MRP: Rs. 1650 for 1 packet(s) (1 ML prefilled syringe each)
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Composition for EPOFIT

Epoetin Alfa(5000 iu)

food interaction for EPOFIT

alcohol interaction for EPOFIT

pregnancy interaction for EPOFIT

lactation interaction for EPOFIT

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Epofit 5000 iu prefilled syringe at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Epofit 5000 iu prefilled syringe may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Epofit 5000 iu prefilled syringe is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for EPOFIT

Epoetin Alfa(5000 iu)

Uses

Epofit 5000 iu prefilled syringe 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. Epofit 5000 iu prefilled syringe 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.

How it works

Epofit 5000 iu prefilled syringe belongs to an identical type of human glycoprotein hormone called erythropoietin. Epofit 5000 iu prefilled syringe 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

Common Dosage for EPOFIT 5000 IU PREFILLED SYRINGE

Patients taking EPOFIT 5000 IU PREFILLED SYRINGE

  • 46%
    Twice A Week
  • 46%
    Once A Week
  • 8%
    Thrice A week

SUBSTITUTES for EPOFIT

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Expert advice for EPOFIT

  • 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 EPOFIT

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 30 November, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)