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Epofit 10000 IU PFS
Epofit 10000 IU PFS
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Epofit 10000 IU PFS | 10000 in 1 ml PFS

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Introduction of Epofit 10000 IU PFS

Epofit 10000 IU PFS is used in the treatment of anaemia that may have occurred due to chronic kidney disease or chemotherapy in adult and pediatric patients including patients on dialysis and patients on not dialysis. Epofit 10000 IU PFS stimulates the bone marrow to produce more red blood cells.

Use this medicine you may experience frequent flu-like symptoms when using Epofit 10000 IU PFS, including headaches, joint pain, fever, weakness, fatigue, and dizziness. These symptoms may be more prominent during the early stages of treatment. If you experience them during intravenous injection, a slower injection delivery rate may help reduce them. Epofit 10000 IU Injection may also result in common side effects such as chest pain, shortness of breath, and leg swelling, which may be indicative of blood clots, diarrhoea, seizures, elevated blood pressure, and headaches. If these symptoms persist or cause discomfort, it's recommended to seek medical advice. Your doctor can provide guidance on managing any side effects

Epofit 10000 IU PFS is not recommended for use in patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure.

Before taking Epofit 10000 IU PFS talk to your doctor about the potential risks and benefits of taking this medication, as well as any other questions or concerns you may have and also important to let your doctor you have any pre-existing diseases or using any medications, vitamins supplements, herbal medicine you are taking.

Epofit 10000 IU PFS is administered by a healthcare professional or nurse in a hospital or clinic setting. The specific dosing and administration of Epofit 10000 IU Injection will depend on the clinical condition of the patient's age and medical history and other factors. Kindly do not self-administer.


Uses of Epofit 10000 IU PFS

Treatment of symptomatic anaemia associated with chronic renal failure (CRF): Epofit 10000 IU PFS is used in the treatment of symptomatic anaemia associated with chronic renal failure (CRF) in adults and paediatric patients, including patients on dialysis and patients not on dialysis.

Treatment of anaemia due to cancer chemotherapy: Epofit 10000 IU PFS is used in the treatment of anaemia in adult cancer patients with non-myeloid malignancies receiving chemotherapy.


Benefits of Epofit 10000 IU PFS

In Treatment of Anemia due to chronic kidney disease: Epofit 10000 IU PFS is a man-made protein that helps your bone marrow to produce more red blood cells. It is used to treat anaemia which is caused by kidney disease in adults and children who are on dialysis. Anaemia is a condition where your body does not have enough red blood cells to carry oxygen around your body. This medicine helps reduce weakness and tiredness that you may be experiencing due to anaemia. The injection is usually given by a doctor after a dialysis treatment.

In Treatment of Anemia due to cancer chemotherapy: Anemia is a condition where your body does not have enough red blood cells to carry oxygen around your body. Epofit 10000 IU PFS is a man-made protein that stimulates the bone marrow (soft tissue inside the bones) to produce more red blood cells. The natural human form of this protein may be reduced when you are having chemotherapy to treat some types of cancer. An injection of the medicine can reduce the need for a blood transfusion. You may also be given iron supplements to make the treatment more effective.


Side Effects of Epofit 10000 IU PFS

Like all medications, Epofit 10000 IU PFS can cause side effects but do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them.


Most Common Side Effects of Epofit 10000 IU PFS

  • Feeling Sick
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headaches
  • Vomiting


Common Side Effects of Epofit 10000 IU PFS

  • Chest Pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Swelling on the throat, lips, face, eyes or lips
  • Breathlessness
  • Eyesight problems
  • Numbness or weakness in one side of your body
  • Rash
  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Tiredness
  • Lack of energy
  • Wheezing
  • Skin blisters or peeling skin
  • Dizziness
  • Faining
  • Swollen hands or feet


How to Use Epofit 10000 IU PFS?

Epofit 10000 IU PFS is administered by a healthcare professional or nurse in a hospital or clinic setting. The specific dosing and administration of Epofit 10000 IU Injection will depend on the clinical condition of the patient's age and medical history and other factors. Kindly do not self-administer.


How Epofit 10000 IU PFS Works?

Epofit 10000 IU PFS containing Erythropoietin is a hormone produced by the kidneys that plays a critical role in the production of red blood cells. Red blood cells are responsible for carrying oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Erythropoietin is produced in response to low oxygen levels in the body. When oxygen levels are low, the kidneys release more EPO, which stimulates the production of red blood cells. As a result, the number of red blood cells in the body increases, and more oxygen is delivered to the body's tissues.


Safety Advices Epofit 10000 IU PFS

alcohol
Alcohol
Unsafe

It is generally not recommended to drink alcohol while taking Epofit 10000 IU PFS. It may increase the risk of liver damage. it is best to avoid alcohol or limit your alcohol consumption while taking any medication.

kidney
Kidney
Safe

Epofit 10000 IU PFS is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Epofit 10000 IU Injection is recommended. If you experience any side effects please consult your doctor.

liver
Liver
Use with Caution

Epofit 10000 IU PFS should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. It is important that patients with liver disease closely monitor liver function while taking Epofit 10000 IU Injection and report any unusual symptoms or changes in liver function to their doctor. The dose of Epofit 10000 IU PFS may need to be adjusted in patients with liver disease.

breastfeeding
Breastfeeding
Unsafe

It is not recommended to breastfeed while taking Epofit 10000 IU Injection. Epofit 10000 IU PFS may pass into breast milk and harm the infant. If you are breastfeeding and taking Epofit 10000 IU PFS, it is important to talk to your doctor about the possible risks and benefits of continuing to breastfeed. Your doctor will be able to help you make the best decision for you and your baby's health.

driving
Driving
Unsafe

Epofit 10000 IU PFS may cause dizziness, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating and coordinating, which may affect your ability to drive a vehicle safely. It is important to follow your doctor's instructions and take necessary precautions such as avoiding driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if you suffer from the side effects of this Epofit 10000 IU Injection.

pregnancy
Pregnancy
Unsafe

Use of Epofit 10000 IU PFS may be unsafe during pregnancy as animal studies indicate that it may harm the developing foetus. However, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, it is important to talk to your doctor about the potential risks and benefits of taking Epofit 10000 IU Injection during pregnancy. Your doctor will be able to help you make the best decision for you and your baby's health.


References

1. Epoetin Alfa Hexal 4,000 Iu/0.4 Ml Solution For Injection In A Pre-filled Syringe, Hexal Ag, Patient’s Leaflet 

2. Eprex Epoetin Alfa Sterile Solution,janssen Inc. Product Monograph 

3. Eprex, epoetin Alfa, Janssen-cilag (New Zealand) Ltd, [date Of Revision Of The Text 3 December 2021], Product Leaflet 

4. Neorecormon 4000 Iu Solution For Injection In Pre-filled Syringe, Roche Pharma Ag, Product Leaflet

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