Medicine Overview of Epofit Injection
Uses of Epofit Injection
Epofit 5000IU Injection is used in the treatment of anemia, anemia due to chemotherapy and anemia due to chronic kidney disease.
Side effects of Epofit Injection
Rash, Injection site pain, Pain in extremity, Pulmonary thromboembolism, Arterial thromboembolism (blood clot in artery), Edema, Increased blood pressure, Hypersensitivity.
How to use Epofit Injection
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Epofit Injection works
Epofit 5000iu 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 Epofit Injection
Expert advice for Epofit Injection
- 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.
Special precautions for Epofit 5000IU Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Epofit 5000IU Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
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....
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.
Epofit 5000IU Injection is probably safe to use during lacta+more
tion. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby....
Epofit 5000IU Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Epofit 5000IU Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Epofit 5000IU Injection is recommended.+more
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advised while the patient is taking this medicine....
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advised while the patient is taking this medicine.
Epofit 5000IU Injection should be used with caution in patie+more
nts with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Epofit 5000IU Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor....
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Telma 40mg Tablet, Telsartan 80mg Tablet, Telsartan 20mg Tablet, Diovan 160mg Tablet
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.
Frequently asked questions for Epofit 5000IU Injection
Frequently asked questions for Epoetin Alfa
Epofit 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 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
Epofit works by stimulating red blood cell production.
User Submitted Feedback For Epofit 5000IU Injection
Patients taking Epofit 5000IU Injection
Once A Week
Twice A Week
Thrice A week
Once A Day
What were the side-effects while using this medicine?
No Side Effect
How much was the improvement?
What are you using this medicine for?
Anemia due to chronic kidney disease
Substitutes for Epofit Injection
Shanpoietin 5000IU Injection
Sanofi India Ltd
Wepox Safe 5000IU Injection
₹1158.92/ml of Injection
Repoitin 5000IU Injection
Serum Institute Of India Ltd
₹1299.37/ml of Injection
₹1338.75/ml of Injection
Wepox 5000IU Injection
₹1400.0/ml of Injection