|COUNTRY OF ORIGIN||India|
|GENERIC NAME||Recombinant Human Erythropoietin Alfa|
|INDICATION||Treatment of Anemia due to chronic kidney disease|
|PACKAGING||1 ml in 1 vial|
|COMPOSITION||Recombinant Human Erythropoietin Alfa (4000IU)|
Epocept 4000IU Injection is given by injection either under the skin or into a vein which will be decided by your doctor. Usually, the injections are given by a nurse or doctor. The dose depends on your body weight and the cause of your anemia. Iron supplements both before and during treatment may make this treatment more effective. Epocept 4000IU Injection needs to be stored in a fridge but used at room temperature.
The most common side effects of taking this medicine include nausea, vomiting, fever, and increased blood pressure. It may also cause flu-like symptoms such as headache, tiredness, dizziness and aches and pains. These side effects 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 that need urgent medical attention.
Before using Epocept 4000IU Injection you should tell your doctor if you have uncontrolled high blood pressure, heart disease, or gout (disease of joint pain). You should also tell him/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, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
USES OF EPOCEPT INJECTION
- Treatment of Anemia due to chronic kidney disease
- Treatment of Anemia due to cancer chemotherapy
BENEFITS OF EPOCEPT INJECTION
In Treatment of Anemia due to chronic kidney disease
SIDE EFFECTS OF EPOCEPT INJECTION
Common side effects of Epocept
- High blood pressure
- Joint pain
- Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
- Bone pain
- Muscle spasm
- Vascular occlusion
- Injection site irritation
- Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
- Weight loss
- Decreased white blood cell count (lymphocytes)
- Increased glucose level in blood
- Blood clot in the blood vessels
HOW TO USE EPOCEPT INJECTION
HOW EPOCEPT INJECTION WORKS
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advised while the patient is taking this medicine.