Wepox Inj 4000iu/amp 1s


UGX91,000

Wepox 4000 IU Injection is a synthetic form of a protein that regulates the formation of red blood cells in the body. It is used to treat anemia caused due to severe kidney disease or cancer medications. It is also used during certain surgeries to decrease the need for blood transfusion.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Wepox 4000 IU Injection

  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Mouth sores
  • Headache
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Swelling and redness at the injection site
  • Stomach discomfort and pain
  • Sever skin allergy
  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands, and feet
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Wheezing
  • Dizziness and fainting
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Pure red cell aplasia

    When not to use it?

    Allergy
    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a history of allergy to epoetin alfa or albumin or any other ingredient present in the dosage form.

    Non-chemotherapy associated anemia in cancer patients

    This medicine is not recommended for use to treat anemia in cancer patients who are are not receiving any chemotherapy medication.

    High blood pressure

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients who have high blood pressure and are not taking any medicine to control it.

    Pure red cell aplasia

    This medicine is not recommended for use if the patient has had a history of pure red cell aplasia after using this medicine or other medicines belonging to the Erythropoietin class of drugs.

    Use of multi-dose vials

    The use of multi-dose vials of this medicine is not recommended for children or pregnant women. The risk of severe adverse effects is increasingly high in such cases.

    Warnings

    Warnings for special population

    Pregnancy

    The use of this medicine is not recommended for pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the potential benefits and risks should be considered before administering this medicine. The use of this medicine containing benzyl alcohol as an ingredient and use of multi-dose vial is not recommended for pregnant women.

    Breast-feeding

    The use of this medicine is not recommended for women who are breastfeeding an infant unless absolutely necessary. The use of benzyl alcohol-containing dosage forms or multi-dose vials is not recommended.
    General warnings

    Not for immediate effect

    This medicine should not be used in cases where an immediate increase in red blood cell count is desired.

    Ongoing cancer treatment

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients who are being treated with biological or radiological medications. It is also not recommended for use in patients who are receiving myelosuppressive therapy for a curable form of cancer.

    Surgery of heart and blood vessels

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients who are about to have surgery of the heart or blood vessels.

    Autologous blood donation before surgery

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients who are giving their own blood for transfusion before surgery.

    Heart and blood vessel disorders

    This medicine should be used with caution since it can cause severe to fatal adverse effects especially in patients suffering from a pre-existing condition of the heart and blood vessels.

    Seizures

    This medicine can cause seizures in patients suffering from a kidney disorder especially in the early stages of treatment. All such patients should be dosed carefully with appropriate monitoring.

    Other ingredients

    This medicine may contain benzyl alcohol or albumin which increases the risk of certain adverse effects and hence should be carefully administered.

    Multi-dose vials

    The use of multi-dose vials or vials containing benzyl alcohol is not recommended for small children.

    Dosage

    Missed Dose
    Contact your doctor if you have missed a scheduled dose of this medicine and follow all the instructions given.

    Overdose

    Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected.

    Interactions

    All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
    Interaction with Alcohol

    Description

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

    Instructions

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
    Interaction with Medicine

    Ramipril

    Cyclosporine

    Thalidomide

    Disease interactions

    Hypertension

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with elevated blood pressure levels especially if it is uncontrolled. Your doctor will ensure that the blood pressure is under control before the use of epoetin alfa starts.

    Seizure disorders

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from seizure disorders as the risk of adverse effects are significantly high. You may require clinical monitoring at least in the early stages of treatment with epoetin alfa.

    Blood clotting disorders

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with blood clotting disorders since the risks of severe adverse effects are very high. Any disease of the heart and blood vessels should be reported to the doctor before treatment with epoetin alfa is initiated.

    Hemodialysis

    This medicine should be administered with caution in patients undergoing hemodialysis. Suitable dose adjustment and clinical monitoring is recommended while giving this medicine.
    Food interactions
    Information not available.
    Lab interactions
    Information not available.
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