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ESPOGEN 20000 IU INJECTION

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Rs.5670for 1 vial(s) (1 injection each)
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Composition FOR ESPOGEN

Epoetin Alfa(20000 iu)

food interaction for ESPOGEN

alcohol interaction for ESPOGEN

pregnancy interaction for ESPOGEN

lactation interaction for ESPOGEN

medicine interaction for ESPOGEN

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
medicine
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Espogen 20000 iu injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Espogen 20000 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Espogen 20000 iu injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION FOR ESPOGEN

Epoetin Alfa(20000 iu)

Uses

Espogen 20000 iu injection is used in the treatment of anemia, anemia due to chemotherapy and anemia due to chronic kidney disease

How it works

Espogen 20000 iu injection is a growth factor that stimulates the bone marrow to produce more red blood cells

Common side effects

Nausea, Headache, Vomiting, Muscle pain, Fever, Chills, Cough, Joint pain, Rash, Increased blood pressure, Diarrhoea, Peripheral edema, Pain in extremity, Bone pain, Influenza like symptoms

SUBSTITUTES FOR ESPOGEN

2 Substitutes
2 Substitutes
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  • WEPOX 20000 IU INJECTION
    (0.5 ML injection in vial)
    Wockhardt Ltd
    Rs. 4807.68/ML of injection
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    Rs. 4807.68
    save 15% more per ML of injection
  • ZYROP 20000 IU INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Zydus Cadila
    Rs. 695/injection
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    Rs. 695
    save 88% more per injection

Expert advice FOR ESPOGEN

  • 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 ESPOGEN

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 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)