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ESA 5000IU Injection


Overview

Introduction

ESA 5000IU Injection is a medicine that helps your bone marrow to produce more red blood cells. It is used to treat a type of anemia caused by kidney disease. It is also used to treat anemia caused by chemotherapy and by taking medicines to treat HIV.

ESA 5000IU Injection is given by injection either under the skin or into a vein. Your doctor will tell you what is right for you. Usually the injections are given by a nurse or doctor. The dose depends on your body weight and the cause of your anaemia. Iron supplements both before and during treatment may make this treatment more effective. ESA 5000IU Injection needs to be stored in a fridge but used at room temperature.

The most common side effects of taking this medicine include nausea, vomiting, increased blood pressure and flu-like symptoms such as headache, tiredness, dizziness and aches and pains. They are most common at the start of treatment but if they persist your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing them. Tell your doctor straight away if you get any serious side effects, including seizures (fits). Sometimes this medicine can cause serious blood clots which need urgent medical attention.

Before using ESA 5000IU Injection you should tell you doctor if you have uncontrolled high blood pressure, heart disease, or gout (disease of joint pain). You should also tell him or her what other medicines you are taking in case they affect this treatment. Your blood pressure should be checked often during this treatment by you or your doctor. You may also need other regular medical tests to be sure this medicine is not causing harmful effects. It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

Side effects of ESA Injection

Common
  • High blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Vomiting

How to use ESA Injection

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

How ESA Injection works

ESA 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with ESA 5000IU Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
ESA 5000IU Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
ESA 5000IU Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
ESA 5000IU Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
ESA 5000IU Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of ESA 5000IU Injection is recommended.
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advised while the patient is taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
ESA 5000IU Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of ESA 5000IU Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take ESA Injection?

If you miss a dose of ESA 5000IU Injection, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
ESA 5000IU Injection
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Quick Tips

  • ESA 5000IU 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 electrolytes such as potassium, hemoglobin, 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 ESA 5000IU Injection and inform your doctor if you develop shortness of breath or skin rash.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking ESA with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Brand(s): Fovas
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Patient Concerns

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I want to gain wait mai apni age k according bhot jada slim hu dekh k esa lgta h jee koi problem ho mai diet b puri leti hu fir b pls help me
Dr. Shikha Mishra
Dietician
Do you have any kind of health problemHealthy weight gain is important, so focus on diet and exercise both-eat dates milkshake, nut, paneer, eggs, non-veg, fruits and fruit milkshake and home-cooked mealsengage in some kind of exercise
When I go to toilet to jb m poti krta hu to phle spurm ki 1tip atti h so ESA kbi kbi regular hota or kbi hota ni plz tell me ek that ki bimRi hoti h WO h kya ye tell me medicine
Dr. Pranay Gandhi
Sexologist
hi PATIENT coming out is normal. u can masturbate to avoid it. remember that Masturbatiion or nightfall is natural in males and is 100% safe and healthy. The semen is produced daily and sperms r produced every 72hrs so they have to come out of the body for the newer one to get produced. If u r masturbating twice a week u wont be having nightfall. Masturbation reduces stress and anxiety and relaxes the mind causing sleep which people think as weakness. So enjoy it instead of feeling guilty about it and taking undue stress.
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FAQs

Q. How should ESA 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. ESA 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 ESA?

Tell the doctor or nurse immediately if you think too much ESA has been injected.

Q. When should ESA not be used?

ESA 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.

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