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Wepox Safe 2000 IU Injection


Overview

Introduction of Wepox Safe Injection

Wepox Safe 2000 IU Injection consists of Epoetin alpha, it is a protein that helps your bone marrow to produce more red blood cells. Wepox Safe 2000 IU Injection is used to treat a type of anemia caused by kidney disease. It’s also used to treat anaemia caused by chemotherapy and by taking medicines to treat HIV.

Wepox Safe 2000 IU 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, but you may need to know how to do it yourself. Do not do this unless you have been trained and know exactly how to do it correctly. 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. Wepox Safe 2000 IU Injection needs to be stored in a fridge but used at room temperature.

The most common side effects of taking this medicine include feeling and being sick, 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 Wepox Safe 2000 IU Injection you should tell you doctor if you have uncontrolled high blood pressure, heart disease or gout. 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 or plan to become pregnant. It may not be safe to breast-feed while using this medicine.

Wepox Safe Injection side effects

Common
  • High blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever

How to use Wepox Safe Injection

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

How Wepox Safe Injection works

Wepox Safe 2000 IU 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.

Wepox Safe Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Wepox Safe 2000 IU Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Wepox Safe 2000 IU 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Wepox Safe 2000 IU 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
Wepox Safe 2000 IU Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Wepox Safe 2000 IU Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Wepox Safe 2000 IU Injection is recommended.
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advised while the patient is taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Wepox Safe 2000 IU Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Wepox Safe 2000 IU Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Wepox Safe Injection?

If you miss a dose of Wepox Safe 2000 IU 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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Expert Advice

  • Wepox Safe 2000 IU 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 salts (electrolytes such as potassium), haemoglobin, 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 Wepox Safe 2000 IU Injection and inform your doctor if you develop shortness of breath or skin rash.

Interaction with Drugs

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FAQs

Q. How should Wepox Safe 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. Wepox Safe 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 Wepox Safe?

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

Q. When should Wepox Safe not be used?

Wepox Safe 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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References
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