Brand name – Epithra
Generic name – Epirubicin Hydrochloride
Manufacture – Glenmark
Strength – 10mg
Dosage – Injection
Composition – Epirubicin Hydrochloride
Indication – Breast cancer
Storage – at a cool place
Overview Epithra 10 mg injection
Epithra 10 mg injection is used to treat breast cancer with a combination of other medicines in patients who had surgery to remove the tumor. Epirubicin Hydrochloride works by stopping or slowing down the growth of cancer cells in the patient's body. Epirubicin Hydrochloride belongs to the class of medicine known as anthracyclines.
How to use Epithra 10 mg injection
Epithra 10 mg injection comes in the form of injection and only given in the vein only. Epirubicin Hydrochloride injection is given once every 21 days or twice a day for days 1 and 8 every cycle of 28 days or as per doctor's prescription. If Epirubicin Hydrochloride leaks into muscles or skin, it may cause serious damage to the leaked place.
Epithra injection 10mg has several side effects which are mentioned below.
- Abdominal pain
- Change the color of skin or nails
- Blood in urine
- Temporary hair loss
- Irregular menstrual period
- Red spot on skin
- Pain in mouth and throat
- Less urine
- Dry mouth
- Pale skin
- Chest pain
- Swelling in the leg
- Breathing problem
Nausea and vomiting have severe effects. In this case, the doctor will prescribe another medicine.
You should follow the doctor's prescription strictly for better results. Do not take this injection in the wrong way, it may give severe side effects and the duration of treatment will be increased.
After starting the treatment, if you feel comfortable then continue otherwise inform your doctor about the problem.
If you missed any dose, take it as soon as you remember but do not take twice a dose at a time. Do not try to take the missed dose at the time of the next dose. For missed doses consult the doctor. Do not double the dose to catch up on missed dose.
If you have taken an excess amount, more than the doctor advised at a time, immediately consult the doctor for medical attention.
You should take the medicine the doctor prescribed for better health and to get recovery soon. Missed or over-dose will impact your overall health which is not good for your healthy life.
Epithra 10 mg injection may cause a reaction in some patients. Before starting treatment discuss all benefits and risks with your doctor.
Epithra 10 mg injection is only to be used in the vein only. During injecting, if it is leaked, it will damage the leaked portion and may cause pain, redness, or swelling.
Do not try to stop or change the medicine without consulting with the doctor.
If you going through some other treatment inform your doctor at the beginning of the treatment. Because those medicines may react and slow down the process or may give side effects.
If you have or ever had bleeding disorder, gout, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, or radiation treatment inform in the beginning of the treatment.
Pregnant women and breastfeeding women consult with the doctor first before taking this medicine. This injection will harm the health of your baby.
Consuming alcohol during treatment is unsafe. Try to avoid alcohol during treatment.
At the beginning of the treatment, inform the doctor about the medicine you taking or have taken a few days back. Keep the list of medicines with you and show when you meet the doctor.
Q1. What is the use of Epithra 10 mg injection?
Ans - Epithra 10 mg injection is used in the treatment of breast cancer.
Q2. Can I drive after taking this injection?
Ans – Do not drive or operate heavy machinery because Epithra 10 mg injection makes you feel dizzy.
Q3. Shall I plan for the baby during treatment with Epithra 10 mg injection?
Ans – It is better to consult with your doctor beforehand because Epithra 10 mg injection may cause severe problems for your baby.
Q4. From where I can buy an Epithra 10 mg injection?
Ans - Epithra 10 mg injection is available at Magicine Pharma's official website at an affordable price.
Q5. How long treatment will go for Epithra 10 mg injection?
Ans – The duration of treatment will go according to the overall health of the patients.
Q6. Should I buy and store it at home?
Ans – You should not store it at home, it should be stored in the clinic only.
Alternate Brand name
Epithra injection: Drug information available at: https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB00445
Epithra injection: side effects, warning, interaction, and dosages information available at: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a603003.html,