Introduction to Epithra 100 mg Injection
Epithra 100 Mg Injection contains an active ingredient, Epirubicin, which is used in the treatment of breast cancer. Breast cancer is type of cancer which develops from breast tissue. Symptoms of breast cancer comprise lump in the breast, dimpling of the skin, a change in breast shape, & fluid coming from the nipple, an inverted nipple, or a red/ scaly patch of skin. This medicine is available at all the leading pharmacy, drugstores, and medical supply stores & must be taken by doctor’s prescription only.
It is given as a drip or infusion vein with extreme caution by a qualified medical professional. It can be used alone, or sometimes given together with certain other medicines as part of combination chemotherapy. Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time.
You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to. It makes contraceptive pills less effective, so it advised to both male and female to use reliable contraception during the treatment.
The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, low blood platelets, hair loss, absence of menstrual periods, fever and rash. It is known to reduce the number of blood cells in your blood thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. Infections can sometimes be life threatening. Regular blood tests are required to monitor your blood cells along with kidney, liver and heart function during treatment with this medicine.
Uses of Epithra 100 mg
- Breast Cancer
How does Epithra 100 Works
Epithra 100 Mg Injection has an active ingredient; Epirubicin is an Anti-Cancer medication which works by suppressing the activity of an enzyme (topoisomerase II) involved in DNA multiplication of the breast cancer cells. It forms harmful chemicals (free radicals) which cause DNA damage. This slows the growth of breast cancer cells & eventually kills them.
Side Effects of Epithra 100
Most side effects 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
Common Side Effects
- Low blood platelets
- Hair loss
- Absence of menstrual periods
- Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
- Weight loss
- Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
- Hot flashes
- Gastrointestinal inflammation
- Low energy
- Eye disorder
Dosage of Epithra 100 mg
Epithra 100 Mg Injection contains an active ingredient, Epirubicin, which is used in the treatment of breast cancer. This medicine is available in different strengths and substitutes & must be purchased or given on doctor’s prescription only. You should consult your doctor for dosage and time because age and severity of the disease differ from person to person and it can only be judged by your doctor.
Adults are advised to take Epithra 100 Mg Injection at a fixed time with or without food as instructed by your Doctor. You must take Epithra 100 Mg Injection regularly on time for better results.
Other Dosages of Epithra 100mg
How To Manage Side Effects
- Contact Healthcare Provider
- Common Side Effects
- Monitor Blood Pressure
- Avoid Allergens
- Use as Prescribed
- Carry Medication Always
- Proper Storage
- Training for Use
- Emergency Contacts
- Keep Track of Expiration Date
- Avoid Alcohol and Caffeine
- Report Allergic Reactions
- Maintain Hydration
- Avoid Driving
- Avoid Overuse
Warning & Precautions
- Liver/kidney disease
- You must use appropriate contraception during treatment with Epirubicin, if you are women of childbearing potential
- Male patients should not to father a child during & for 6 months after stopping Epirubicin treatment
- You must not drink fluids for 12 hours before the treatment if Epirubicin is to be used in the bladder
- You must get regular blood tests done to monitor your blood cells & liver function during treatment with this medicine
- You should not drive or operate machinery while taking this medicine as it may cause asthenia
- Always consult with your doctor immediately to get best possible treatment when you are suffering from any of the above mentioned conditions.
- Medical Supervision
- Allergies and Medical History
- Emergency Use Only
- Proper Use
- Carry Epinephrine at All Times
- Two-Dose Requirement
- Avoid Exposure to Extreme Temperatures
- Children and Elderly
- Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
- Drug Interactions
- Heart Conditions
- Avoid Alcohol and Caffeine
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Epithra 100 used for?
Ans. Epithra 100 is used to treat severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) caused by insect stings/bites, certain foods, medications, or other allergens.
2. How does Epithra 100 work?
Ans. Epithra 100 works by stimulating certain receptors in the body, which helps to reverse the symptoms of anaphylaxis, such as difficulty breathing, swelling, and low blood pressure.
3. How is Epithra 100 administered?
Ans. Epithra 100 is available as an auto-injector, which is designed for easy self-administration in emergency situations. The injector is usually injected into the thigh.
4. Can I use Epithra 100 for mild allergic reactions?
Ans. No, Epithra 100 should only be used in severe allergic reactions or anaphylaxis. For mild allergic reactions, consult your doctor for appropriate treatment options.