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Epotop 40000IU Injection

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Primary uses of Epotop 40000IU Injection

Anemia due to chronic kidney disease, Anemia due to cancer chemotherapy
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10265
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Medicine Overview of Epotop Injection

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Uses of Epotop Injection

Epotop 40000IU Injection is used in the treatment of anemia due to chronic kidney disease and anemia due to chemotherapy.
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Epotop Injection side effects

Common

Increased blood pressure, Nausea, Vomiting, Fever.

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How to use Epotop Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Epotop Injection works

Epotop 40000IU 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 Epotop Injection

Expert advice for Epotop Injection

  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have a history of blood disorders, cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, seizures, or kidney disease.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience chest pain, breathing problems, sudden/severe headache, or difficulty with vision, speech, or walking.
  • Requires regular BP monitoring.
  • Requires weekly haemoglobin(Hb) level monitoring when treatment starts and monthly thereafter. Hb level should not exceed 1 g/dL in any 14-day span.
  • Do not discontinue treatment without consulting your doctor, even if you feel better.
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Epotop Injection related warnings
Special precautions for Epotop Injection
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Epotop 40000IU 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.
Lactation
Epotop 40000IU Injection is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Epotop 40000IU Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Epotop 40000IU Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Epotop 40000IU Injection is recommended.
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advised while the patient is taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Epotop 40000IU Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Epotop 40000IU Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Epotop Injection?uses

If you miss a dose of Epotop 40000IU 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Epotop Injection

Frequently asked questions about Recombinant Human Erythropoietin Alfa / Epoetin Alfa

Q. How should Epotop 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. Epotop 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 Epotop?
Tell the doctor or nurse immediately if you think too much Epotop has been injected.
Q. When should Epotop not be used?
Epotop 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 Epotop with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Epotop with Valsartan
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Valsartan: Valent, Starval, Diovan, Valzaar, Valfect
Epotop with Quinapril
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Quinapril: Acupil, Q Press
Epotop with Candesartan
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Candesartan: Angiosart, Cantar, Candelong
Epotop with Imidapril
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Imidapril: Tanatril
Epotop with Captopril
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Captopril: Aceten, Angiopril
Epotop with Perindopril
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Perindopril: Perihart, Perigard, Eviper, Zimpril
Epotop with Fosinopril
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Fosinopril: Fovas
Epotop with Irbesartan
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Irbesartan: Irbepex, Irovel, XARB, Irbecard
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