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Zavinex 5 Million IU Injection


Overview

Introduction of Zavinex Injection

Zavinex 5 Million IU Injection is used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, multiple myeloma, follicular lymphoma and hairy cell leukemia.

Zavinex 5 Million IU Injection is given as an injection by a qualified medical professional. You should continue to take it as long as your doctor advises for it. The duration of treatment varies according to your need and response to treatment. Doctor may advise to check your complete blood cell count, liver, kidney function, thyroid activity and serum electrolytes prior to and during the treatment. It is better to seek immediate medical attention if you develop symptoms like depression, or any liver problem.

You should seek immediate medical attention if you observe unusual bleeding or bruising. Zavinex 5 Million IU Injection may cause dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you. It may cause headache, insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), and vomiting as its side effects. It is important to inform doctor if you are pregnant or planning to have a baby before taking Zavinex 5 Million IU Injection.

Zavinex Injection side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Abdominal pain
  • Agitation
  • Pharyngitis
  • Decreased white blood cell count
  • Viral infection
  • Dyspepsia
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Decreased appetite
  • Cough
  • Concentration impaired
  • Nervousness
  • Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)

How to use Zavinex Injection

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

How Zavinex Injection works

Zavinex 5 Million IU Injection modulates the body's immune system.

Zavinex Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Zavinex 5 Million IU Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zavinex 5 Million 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
Zavinex 5 Million 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
Zavinex 5 Million IU Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
UNSAFE
Zavinex 5 Million IU Injection is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
Caution should be advised in patients with renal impairment.
Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

What if you miss a dose of Zavinex Injection?

If you miss a dose of Zavinex 5 Million 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

• Seek immediate medical attention if you observe unusual bleeding or bruising.
• You will be continuous monitored for complete blood cell count, liver function, kidney function, thyroid activity and serum electrolytes prior to and during the treatment of Interferon alpha 2β. 
• Tell your doctor if you are being treated for psoriasis (a skin disorder characterized by red, itchy, scaly patches) as the condition may worsen after administration of interferon alpha 2β.
• Inform your doctor if you have a history of or develop any mental disorders such as depression or suicidal behaviors or cirrhosis or liver problems other than Hepatitis B or C.
• Exercise caution while taking interferon alpha 2β as you may develop flu like symptoms of a cold or respiratory infection such as fever, cough, or difficulty in breathing or any sort of allergic reaction.
• Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding.
• Patients allergic to Interferon alpha 2β or any of its ingredients should not take it.
• Interferon alpha 2-b should not be given to patients who have preexisting heart disorder, decompensated liver disease, fits (epilepsy) or other nervous system disorder
• Interferon alpha 2-b should not be given to patients who have a history of autoimmune disease or an organ transplant and are on immunosuppressant therapy.
• Interferon alpha 2-b should not be given to patient who have non-responding thyroid condition.
• Interferon alpha 2-b should not be given to children who have any psychiatric condition such as depression, suicidal thoughts.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Zavinex

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Report shows higher esr value what should i do.
Dr. Priyanka Shekhar
Pathologist
A very high ESR usually has an obvious cause, such as a severe infection, marked by an increase in globulins, polymyalgia rheumatica or temporal arteritis. A health practitioner will typically use other follow-up tests, such as blood cultures, depending on the person's symptoms. People with multiple myeloma or Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia (tumors that make large amounts of immunoglobulins) typically have very high ESRs even if they don't have inflammationNeed to correlate clinicallyKindly consult your doctor
Multiple myeloma can be cured or not
Dr. Rohan Khandelwal
Cancer Specialist
Yes, if diagnosed at the right stage
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References
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Zydus Tower, Satellite Cross Roads,Ahmedabad – 380015 Gujarat, India.
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