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VINTOR 20000 IU PREFILLED SYRINGE

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MRP: Rs. 441.17 for 1 packet(s) (1 prefilled syringe each)
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Composition for VINTOR

Epoetin Alfa(20000 iu)

food interaction for VINTOR

alcohol interaction for VINTOR

pregnancy interaction for VINTOR

lactation interaction for VINTOR

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alcohol
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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Vintor 20000 iu prefilled syringe at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Vintor 20000 iu prefilled syringe 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
Vintor 20000 iu prefilled syringe is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for VINTOR

Epoetin Alfa(20000 iu)

Uses

Vintor 20000 iu prefilled syringe is used in the treatment of anemia, anemia due to chemotherapy and anemia due to chronic kidney disease.

How it works

Vintor 20000 iu prefilled syringe belongs to an identical type of human glycoprotein hormone called erythropoietin. Vintor 20000 iu prefilled syringe works by stimulating red blood cell production.

Common side effects

Nausea, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Depression, Headache, Increased blood pressure, Injection site pain, Injection site redness, Insomnia, Formation of blood clots in dialysis shunt, Vomiting

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Expert advice for VINTOR

  • 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 VINTOR

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 22 January, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)