FAQs ABOUT EPOCEPT 4000IU INJECTION
What is the use of EPOCEPT 4000IU INJECTION?
EPOCEPT 4000IU INJECTION is used to treat anemia caused due to chronic kidney disease (CKD), chemotherapy, anti-viral therapy (Ex. zidovudine), blood donation or due to any bone marrow disorders/cancers (such as myelodysplastic syndromes). It can also be used to prevent or manage anemia in patients who are planning to undergo any major bone surgery (such as hip or knee replacement operations). It may also reduce the potential need for blood transfusion in cancer patients and in patients undergoing bone surgery or chemotherapy.
How EPOCEPT 4000IU INJECTION works?
EPOCEPT 4000IU INJECTION stimulates the bone marrow to produce red blood cells. Therefore, it replaces the lost red blood cells (RBC) in the body of anaemic patients and in patients who are at risk of developing anemia due to chemotherapy, anti-viral therapy or bone marrow disorders.
How EPOCEPT 4000IU INJECTION is administered?
EPOCEPT 4000IU INJECTION will be given to you only by a doctor or a nurse into the vein (intravenously) or under the skin (subcutaneously). It can also be self-administered by the patients if advised by the physician. Carefully, follow the instructions given by the doctor in case of self-administration.
What precautions must be followed while receiving EPOCEPT 4000IU INJECTION?
Before receiving EPOCEPT 4000IU INJECTION inform your doctor if you have any liver, kidney or heart problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, breast cancer, head and neck cancer, fits, previous history of blood clots or if you are undergoing dialysis or any surgery as a precaution. EPOCEPT 4000IU INJECTION is not recommended for use in patients with recent heart attack or stroke. It is also not suitable for use in patients having severe uncontrollable high blood pressure and pure red aplastic anemia (bone marrow cannot produce RBC). Inform your doctor before receiving EPOCEPT 4000IU INJECTION if you are pregnant or breastfeeding as a precaution. Regularly visit your doctor and perform all blood tests and ultrasounds recommended by him/her without fail.
Is EPOCEPT 4000IU INJECTION safe?
EPOCEPT 4000IU INJECTION is considered safe at the doses administered by the physician. However, consult your doctor if you experience any unusual side effects.
What are the common side effects of receiving EPOCEPT 4000IU INJECTION?
The most common side effects of receiving EPOCEPT 4000IU INJECTION are diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fever, stuffy nose and sore throat. Contact your doctor if any of these side effect worsens.
Can I stop receiving EPOCEPT 4000IU INJECTION once my symptoms subside?
Do not stop receiving EPOCEPT 4000IU INJECTION without consulting your doctor. You need to receive EPOCEPT 4000IU INJECTION for the duration recommended by your doctor to achieve better results.
Can I use EPOCEPT 4000IU INJECTION during pregnancy?
It is not known whether the use of EPOCEPT 4000IU INJECTION can harm the growing baby. Therefore, it should be used in pregnant women and in women planning to become pregnant only if considered necessary by the physician.
Can EPOCEPT 4000IU INJECTION be used in children?
EPOCEPT 4000IU INJECTION should be used in children and in adolescents (aged below 18 years) only if prescribed by the physician. It is not suitable for use in young babies (aged below 1 year). Therefore, consult your doctor for advice before administration.