Brand Name: Epitero
Generic Name: Epirubicin
Dosage Form: Injection
Strength: 10mg and 50mg
Indication: Blood cancer, Breast cancer, Stomach cancer, and Lung cancer.
Storage: Store at room temperature
Epitero (Epirubicin) injection is used in the treatment of certain types of cancers (breast cancer, blood cancer, stomach cancer, and lung cancer). This medicine belongs to a group of cancer-fighting medications known as antineoplastics, and specifically to the class of drugs known as anthracyclines. It works by suppressing the activity of (topoisomerase II) involved in the DNA multiplication of the breast cancer cells. It is important to take Epitero injection as prescribed by your doctor. The recommended dose of Epitero injection is decided by a doctor according to your previous medical condition and response to the treatment. This medicine is given as an infusion into your vein. Do not self administer this medicine. Close monitoring of blood cell count and liver function is required while having treatment with this medicine.
Epirubicin is an anthracycline cytotoxic agent. Although it is known that anthracyclines can interfere with several biochemical and biological functions within eukaryotic cells, the precise mechanisms of Epirubicin's cytotoxic and/or antiproliferative properties have not been completely elucidated. It forms a complex with DNA by intercalation of its planar rings between nucleotide base pairs, with consequent inhibition of nucleic acid (DNA and RNA) and protein synthesis.
This medication is used to treat breast cancer. It helps to stop the growth of cancer cells and also prevents the multiplication of cancer cells. This medicine comes in the form of infusion and it is given by your doctor or nurse. Avoid contact with people who have infections. It is advisable not to change or stop the dose without taking suggestions from your doctor. Do not take this medicine in the wrong way as it may lead to serious side effects.
Epitero injection can interact with other medications and it may increase the risk for side effects. Don’t forget to disclose and discuss your previous medical history with the doctor.
This medicine may cause some mild or serious side effects. Discuss the risks and benefits of Epitero injection with the doctor before starting the treatment.
Common side effects
Loss of appetite
Coughing up blood
Serious side effects
Note - immediately contact your medical practitioner if any side effects occur.
Take this injection as prescribed by your doctor. The injection is given as an infusion into your vein by a doctor or nurse. Do not self administer.
Before starting treatment with Epitero medicine, please inform your doctor about your previous medical history. If you experience any signs and symptoms while receiving this medication, do not ignore those symptoms because it may lead to higher risk.
Warnings for female
This medicine may decrease the white blood cell and platelets.
Epitero injection should be used with caution in patients suffering from kidney injury.
Close monitoring of blood cell count and liver function is required while receiving this medication.
It may increase the risk of infections. Avoid contact with people who have infections.
Inform your doctor if you experience any side effects like - diarrhea, chest pain, irregular heartbeat, joint pain, fever, etc.
Do not skip the scheduled dose of this medicine.
Q1. What is Epitero (Epirubuicin)?
Ans. Epitero (Epirubicin) injection is used in the treatment of certain types of cancers (breast cancer, blood cancer, stomach cancer, and lung cancer).
Q2. How does Epitero work?
Ans. It works by suppressing the activity of (topoisomerase II) involved in the DNA multiplication of the breast cancer cells.
Q3. What are the side effects?
Ans. Some common side effects are:- sore throat, bleeding, pale skin, vomiting, diarrhea, hair loss, irregular heartbeat, etc.
Q4. What happens if I miss a dose?
Ans. If you miss a scheduled dose of Epitero injection, contact your doctor immediately.
Q5. In what strength is it available?
Ans. This medicine is available in the strength of 10mg and 50mg.
Q6. Can I drive after taking this medicine?
Ans. This medicine may affect your vision and your ability to concentrate.
Q7. How to take this injection?
Ans. It is given as an infusion into the vein. Do not self administer this medicine.
Q8. Can I consume alcohol while receiving this medicine?
Ans. Please consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.
Q9. What should I avoid while receiving this medication?
Ans. Follow your doctor’s advice about any restrictions on food and other activities.
Q10. Can I take this medicine during pregnancy?
Ans. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy.
Q11. Does this medicine affect liver function?
Ans. Please consult your doctor before consuming this drug.
Q12. What are the storage conditions?
Ans. Store this medicine at room temperature.
Q13. Can I take this medicine during breastfeeding?
Ans. This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding unless it is necessary.