Information about Epoetin Alfa
Epoetin alfa uses
Epoetin Alfa is used in the treatment of anemia, anemia due to chemotherapy and anemia due to chronic kidney disease.
How epoetin alfa works
Epoetin alfa 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.
Common side effects of epoetin alfa
Rash, Injection site pain, Pain in extremity, Pulmonary thromboembolism, Arterial thromboembolism (blood clot in artery), Edema, Increased blood pressure, Hypersensitivity
Available Medicine for Epoetin Alfa
- ₹441 to ₹2968Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd7 variant(s)
- ₹758 to ₹9000Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd6 variant(s)
- ₹748 to ₹3500Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd5 variant(s)
- ₹853 to ₹10148Biocon4 variant(s)
- ₹366 to ₹1436Serum Institute Of India Ltd4 variant(s)
- ₹783 to ₹3793Panacea Biotec Ltd4 variant(s)
- ₹1400 to ₹2350Reliance Life Sciences2 variant(s)
- ₹1376 to ₹1680LG Lifesciences2 variant(s)
- ₹562 to ₹1376Biocon3 variant(s)
- ₹298 to ₹2099RPG Life Sciences Ltd5 variant(s)
Expert advice for Epoetin Alfa
- 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 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.