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Rapifer 100mg Injection

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Product introduction

Rapifer 100mg Injection is an iron replacement product. It is used to treat a type of anemia where you have too few red blood cells because you have too little iron in your body (iron-deficiency anaemia). Iron is needed to produce the red blood cells that carry oxygen around your body.

Rapifer 100mg Injection is given as an injection by your doctor or nurse. You will be watched carefully to make sure you do not have an allergic reaction. Your doctor will decide how many doses you need depending on the cause of your anemia, it may help to eat a well-balanced diet that has enough iron, vitamins, and minerals. Good sources of iron include meat, eggs, raisins, broccoli, and lentils.

The most common side effects include vomiting, nausea, dark-colored stools, constipation, and diarrhea. Most of these usually go away within a short time. If you are bothered by them or they go on for longer, talk to your doctor or nurse.

You should not have this medicine if your anemia is not caused by a lack of iron. Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have rheumatoid arthritis, asthma or other allergies, high blood pressure, or liver problems. This may affect your treatment. It is not known whether this medicine is safe for use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding so please take advice from your doctor. You will have tests to check your blood cells and iron levels, monitor your progress and check for side effects. It may be advisable to limit alcohol during treatment.

Uses of Rapifer Injection

Benefits of Rapifer Injection

In Iron deficiency anemia

Anemia is a condition where your body does not have enough red blood cells to carry oxygen around your body. If you do not have enough iron from the foods you eat (because of poor nutrition or poor absorption of the mineral), your body will produce fewer red blood cells and can cause anemia. Rapifer 100mg Injection is an iron replacement product. It can boost your levels of red blood cells and reduce the symptoms of anemia such as tiredness and weakness. This medicine is given as an injection by a doctor or nurse. You should not have this medicine if your anemia is not caused by a lack of iron.

Side effects of Rapifer 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 Rapifer

  • Vomiting
  • Dark colored stool
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea

How to use Rapifer Injection

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

How Rapifer Injection works

Rapifer 100mg Injection is an anti-anemic medication. It replenishes the iron stores in your body. Iron is vital for the formation of new red blood cells and hemoglobin, a substance that gives these cells the ability to transport oxygen.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Rapifer 100mg Injection.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Rapifer 100mg Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rapifer 100mg Injection is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Rapifer 100mg Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Rapifer 100mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Rapifer 100mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rapifer 100mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick tips

  • Rapifer 100mg Injection is given to treat anemia due to iron deficiency.
  • Let your doctor know if you are taking any antibiotics.
  • Inform your doctor if you have any gastrointestinal disorders like peptic ulcer or ulcerative colitis.
  • Iron supplements can make your stools look darker in color. This is completely harmless.
  • Rapifer 100mg Injection can cause constipation, try to eat a well-balanced diet and drink several glasses of water each day.
     

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Polysaccharide derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GYNAECOLOGICAL
Action Class
Haemopoetic agents

Patient concerns

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Iron deficiency anemia, typhoid
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
What medicine u taking for thatSince when u have these problem
H.B is just 7 gram not improving iron not suitable
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
Please consult Dr. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. may ask you for blood test. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatment.Just to give you idea i am giving examples of diseases where anemia is presentCongenital dyserythropoietic anemia Diamond-Blackfan anemia G-6-PD deficiency Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), congenital or acquired Iron refractory iron deficiency anemia (IRIDA) Nutritional iron deficiency Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria Pure red cell aplasia Rheumatoid arthritis Sideroblastic anemia Unstable hemoglobinopathies Hookworm infection Hypothyroidism Myelodysplastic syndrome Myelofibrosis Systemic lupus erythematosus Thalassemia Thalassemia intermedia Pyruvate kinase deficiency
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FAQs

Q. How long can I take Rapifer 100mg Injection for?

Rapifer 100mg Injection is used to regulate hemoglobin levels in the human body. It is usually given to patients who have iron deficient anemia or iron deficiency. The doctor may suggest using this medicine till the hemoglobin level becomes normal. Do consult your doctor to understand the usage of this medicine properly.

Q. How is Rapifer 100mg Injection administered?

Rapifer 100mg Injection should be administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor only and should not be self-administered. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Rapifer 100mg Injection.

Q. Can I take Rapifer 100mg Injection for anemia and iron deficiency?

Yes, Rapifer 100mg Injection can be taken for iron deficiency anemia and iron deficiency. However, its use for other types of anemia is not recommended. Take Rapifer 100mg Injection in the dose and duration advised by your doctor.

Q. What types of food items should I take other than Rapifer 100mg Injection?

You can consume food items that are rich in iron content (like red meat, pork, poultry and seafood). Other food items which contain rich iron content include beans, dark green leafy vegetables (like spinach), peas, dried fruit (raisins and apricots), iron-fortified cereals, breads and pastas. You can also try iron supplements (tablets or capsules) available at pharmacy stores for iron deficient anemia.

Q. Can I take Rapifer 100mg Injection with vitamin C/ Vitamin D/ multivitamin/ folic acid?

Yes, iron and vitamin C/ Vitamin D/ multivitamin/ folic acid can be taken together. Taking vitamin C and iron together helps the body absorb the iron. However, it would be best to consult your doctor before using Rapifer 100mg Injection with other medicines.

Q. Can I take Rapifer 100mg Injection with zinc?

No, Rapifer 100mg Injection may alter the absorption of zinc, if given together. Therefore, it is advisable not to take Rapifer 100mg Injection with zinc.

Q. Can I take Rapifer 100mg Injection with Paracetamol?

Yes, you can take Paracetamol with iron. However, it is advised to always consult your doctor before taking any medicine to avoid any complexity.

Q. Does Rapifer 100mg Injection increase weight?

Yes, Rapifer 100mg Injection can increase weight. Exercise regularly and take a balanced diet that includes whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables and fat-free products. You should consult your doctor if you need any further help to manage your weight.

Q. Does Rapifer 100mg Injection cause constipation or acne?

Yes, Rapifer 100mg Injection may cause constipation or acne. Constipation and acne are among some of the most common side effects of Rapifer 100mg Injection. Please consult your doctor if any of these side effects bother you.

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References

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