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Ibidarb 40mcg Injection

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Introduction

Ibidarb 40mcg Injection is used in the treatment of anemia that may have occurred due to chronic kidney disease or chemotherapy. It works by stimulating the bone marrow to produce more red blood cells.

Ibidarb 40mcg Injection is a medicine that needs to be used with utmost care because it can lead to serious side effects. It is important that you seek treatment from a doctor who is experienced in providing this medical therapy. You should follow all the directions of the doctor strictly. It is given under the supervision of a healthcare professional.

It may cause side effects like high blood pressure and hypersensitivity. Inform your doctor if there are symptoms of very high blood pressure such as severe headache, problems with your eyesight, nausea, vomiting, or fits (seizures).

Your doctor may get your blood tests done regularly to monitor the levels of salts (electrolytes such as potassium), hemoglobin, and blood cells in your blood. You should stop taking it and consult with a doctor if you develop shortness of breath or skin rash.

Uses of Ibidarb Injection

Benefits of Ibidarb Injection

In Treatment of Anemia due to chronic kidney disease

Anemia is a condition where your body does not have enough red blood cells to carry oxygen around your body. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) refers to the loss of normal kidney function over a long span of time. CKD progresses gradually over a few years but may become permanent if left untreated. CKD can lead to anemia. Ibidarb 40mcg Injection can boost your levels of red blood cells and reduce the symptoms of anemia such as tiredness and weakness. Taking this injection improves the quality of life.

In Treatment of Anemia due to cancer chemotherapy

Low red blood cell count is termed as anemia. Cancer treatment with chemotherapy often causes many side effects, one of the major ones being anemia. Ibidarb 40mcg Injection stimulates the production of red blood cells in bone marrow and regulates the haemoglobin in the blood. This treats anemia in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy.

Side effects of Ibidarb Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Ibidarb

  • High blood pressure
  • Hypersensitivity

How to use Ibidarb Injection

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

How Ibidarb Injection works

Ibidarb 40mcg 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 Ibidarb 40mcg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ibidarb 40mcg 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ibidarb 40mcg 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
SAFE
Ibidarb 40mcg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ibidarb 40mcg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Ibidarb 40mcg Injection is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Ibidarb 40mcg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ibidarb 40mcg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Ibidarb Injection?

If you miss a dose of Ibidarb 40mcg 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.

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Quick tips

  • Ibidarb 40mcg Injection helps in the treatment of anemia that may have occurred due to chronic kidney disease or cancer 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 hemoglobin, blood cells and electrolytes such as potassium in your blood.
  • Stop taking Ibidarb 40mcg Injection and inform your doctor if you develop shortness of breath or skin rash.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Amino Acids, Peptides Analogues
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
BLOOD RELATED
Action Class
Erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA)

Patient concerns

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Blood Hb is found 5.9 so wat is it
Dr. Ila Jain Khandelwal
Pathology
Dear PATIENT from 1mg. The hemoglobin is very low, which can be due to anemia. I suggest you should consult a Hematologist /Physician for this.
how to resolve the problem of anemia?
Dr. Rekha Pohani
Dietetics/Nutrition
Intake of dates and jaggery will help
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FAQs

Q. How long does it take for Ibidarb 40mcg Injection to start working?

You will be able to notice an increase in the count of red blood cells (hemoglobin levels) in 2-6 weeks of starting Ibidarb 40mcg Injection. If you have any other concerns, consult your doctor.

Q. Is Ibidarb 40mcg Injection safe to use?

Ibidarb 40mcg Injection is a medicine that needs to be used with utmost care because it can lead to serious side effects and even death of the patient. It is important that you seek treatment from a doctor who is experienced in providing Ibidarb 40mcg Injection therapy. Follow all the directions strictly.

Q. Other than PRCA, can there be other reasons for not responding to Ibidarb 40mcg Injection?

You may not respond to Ibidarb 40mcg Injection if you have deficiencies of iron, folic acid or vitamin B12. It is important that you take measures to correct these deficiencies. Other reasons behind not responding to the treatment could be bleeding, infections, inflammation and bone marrow fibrosis. Therefore, consult our doctor regarding the same.

Q. Can Ibidarb 40mcg Injection be used in children?

Yes, Ibidarb 40mcg Injection is used to treat anemia due to chronic kidney disease in children who are above 1 year of age. The effectiveness of Ibidarb 40mcg Injection and side effects seen in children are similar to adults. However, consult your doctor if you are not sure.

Q. Can Ibidarb 40mcg Injection affect blood pressure?

Yes, Ibidarb 40mcg Injection can affect blood pressure. During initial therapy with Ibidarb 40mcg Injection, blood pressure should be monitored and those who have high blood pressure should take appropriate measures to control blood pressure. Your doctor may stop Ibidarb 40mcg Injection if the blood pressure remains uncontrolled.

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Manufacturer/Marketer address

Indiabulls Pharmaceuticals Limited is M – 62 & 63, First Floor, Connaught Place, New Delhi – 11000
Country of origin: India

MRP
1736.1
Inclusive of all taxes
1 Injection in 1 vial
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