FAQs ABOUT RED BC 4000 INJECTION
What is the use of RED BC 4000 INJECTION?
RED BC 4000 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 RED BC 4000 INJECTION works?
RED BC 4000 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 RED BC 4000 INJECTION is administered?
RED BC 4000 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 RED BC 4000 INJECTION?
Before receiving RED BC 4000 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. RED BC 4000 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 RED BC 4000 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 RED BC 4000 INJECTION safe?
RED BC 4000 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 RED BC 4000 INJECTION?
The most common side effects of receiving RED BC 4000 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 RED BC 4000 INJECTION once my symptoms subside?
Do not stop receiving RED BC 4000 INJECTION without consulting your doctor. You need to receive RED BC 4000 INJECTION for the duration recommended by your doctor to achieve better results.
Can I use RED BC 4000 INJECTION during pregnancy?
It is not known whether the use of RED BC 4000 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 RED BC 4000 INJECTION be used in children?
RED BC 4000 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.