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Epotop 5000 IU Injection


Overview

Uses of Epotop Injection

Epotop 5000 IU Injection is used in the treatment of anemia due to chronic kidney disease and anemia due to chemotherapy.

Epotop Injection side effects

Common
  • High blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever

How to use Epotop Injection

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

How Epotop Injection works

Epotop 5000 IU 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.

Epotop Injection related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Epotop 5000 IU 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 5000 IU 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 5000 IU Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Epotop 5000 IU Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Epotop 5000 IU Injection is recommended.
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advised while the patient is taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Epotop 5000 IU Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Epotop 5000 IU Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Epotop Injection?

If you miss a dose of Epotop 5000 IU 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Epotop 5000 IU Injection
Epofit 5000IU Injection
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹1799/ml of Injection
same price
Repoitin 5000IU Injection
Serum Institute Of India Ltd
₹1299.37/ml of Injection
save 28%
₹1840/ml of Injection
2% costlier
₹1405.41/ml of Injection
save 22%
₹1158.92/ml of Injection
save 36%

Expert Advice

  • Epotop 5000 IU Injection helps in the treatment of anemia that may have occurred due to chronic kidney disease or chemotherapy.
  • It is given as a single injection under your skin.
  • Your doctor may get your blood tests done regularly to monitor the levels of salts (electrolytes such as potassium), haemoglobin, and blood cells in your blood. 
  • Monitor your blood pressure regularly while taking this medication. Inform your doctor if you notice symptoms of very high blood pressure such as  severe headache, problems with your eyesight, nausea, vomiting or fits (seizures).
  • Stop taking Epotop 5000 IU Injection and inform your doctor if you develop shortness of breath or skin rash.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Epotop with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Losin, Tosar, Closarten
MODERATE
Brand(s): Ontel, Telbind, Caditel
MODERATE
Brand(s): Topram, Rigapril, Ram
MODERATE
Brand(s): Olmirose
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Epotop

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1) Am I really suffering from diabetes. I am daily doing Ramdev baba Yoga for 1 - 1/30 Hrs 2) I am normal , May I stop Tab Glycomet 500 ? 3) ECG is abnormal but 2D eco is normal. What is a problem? 4) Why Doctor is asking me to take daily Cap. BecoZinc forever. May I stop or continue? 5) I am suffering from Neck spondilites . 6) I feel giddiness, so doctor starts this medicine and asked to take forever for long time May I continue or what ?Plz give me second opinion.
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Diabetes Specialist
Your HbA1c levels will ascertain your diabetes control. You must continue glycometSR. It's dose may even beFor giddiness you may take stemetil MD tab sos and pantop DSR before breakfast
I m cocieved running 9 month n my date of issue is on first week of june.but i m having swelling on foot
Dr. Suman Rao
Gynaecologist
Get your BP, serum proteins and kidney function test done. If all are fine then there is nothing to worry about.
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FAQs

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.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
50-AB, Government Industrial Estate, Charkop Naka, Kandivali West , Mumbai - 400067, Maharashtra, India
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MRP
1800
1 ml in 1 vial
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