BIONESP 40MCG INJECTION
BIONESP 40MCG INJECTION belongs to the class of medication called 'blood-forming agent' primarily used to treat anaemia (low red blood cell count) in person with long-term serious (chronic) kidney disease and persons receiving chemotherapy for some types of cancer (except for bone marrow or blood cells' cancer). BIONESP 40MCG INJECTION helps to reverse anaemia and reduce the need for blood transfusion. Anaemia occurs when the body has a lower amount of red blood cells or haemoglobin. In chronic kidney disease, the kidney gets damaged and doesn't filter the blood, leading to anaemia.
BIONESP 40MCG INJECTION contains a protein 'Darbepoetin alfa' which works by providing signals to the bone marrow to make more red blood cells. BIONESP 40MCG INJECTION is a biologic response modifier and erythropoiesis-stimulating protein. In chronic kidney disease, when the kidney fails to produce sufficient 'erythropoietin protein' which aids in the formation of red blood cells, BIONESP 40MCG INJECTION stimulates the production of this protein in the bone marrow.
BIONESP 40MCG INJECTION comes in the formulation of injection that should be injected by the healthcare provider. Do not self-administer. The most common side effects of BIONESP 40MCG INJECTION are shortness of breath, cough, low blood pressure during dialysis, headache, body aches, diarrhoea, injection site pain and abdominal pain. Most of these sides effects of BIONESP 40MCG INJECTION do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
If you have uncontrolled/untreated high blood pressure or red cell aplasia (a type of anaemia) due to darbepoetin alfa or epoetin alfa, please inform your doctor before taking BIONESP 40MCG INJECTION to avoid any complications. Also, mention all the other medications you are taking to affect the way BIONESP 40MCG INJECTION works. Inform your doctor immediately, if you feel weak, lightheaded, tired, or short of breath, or if your skin looks pale as it may be signs that the body has stopped responding to BIONESP 40MCG INJECTION .
Anaemia (in cancer and chronic kidney disease)
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
BIONESP 40MCG INJECTION can enhance the risk of serious heart problems including heart attack so tell your doctor immediately if you notice shortness of breath, sudden numbness or weakness, chest pain, or trouble speaking or understanding. This medicine may also shorten survival time in some people with certain types of cancer. Inform your doctor before taking BIONESP 40MCG INJECTION if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease, stroke, heart attack, blood clot, seizure, or latex allergy. Do not take BIONESP 40MCG INJECTION if you are pregnant or breastfeeding unless prescribed by the doctor. BIONESP 40MCG INJECTION may affect a person's ability to drive as it may cause convulsion during initial days of treatment, so a person taking BIONESP 40MCG INJECTION should avoid driving or operating any machine. BIONESP 40MCG INJECTION should not be given to children below 12 years of age, as safety and effectiveness have not been established. Avoid consuming alcohol along with BIONESP 40MCG INJECTION as it could lead to increased dizziness and sleepiness.
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking BIONESP 40MCG INJECTION as it may increase dizziness and sleepiness.
Avoid taking BIONESP 40MCG INJECTION if you are pregnant unless prescribed by a doctor as BIONESP 40MCG INJECTION is a pregnancy category C drug. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this, your doctor will prescribe only if the benefits outweigh the risks.
Consult your doctor before taking BIONESP 40MCG INJECTION ; your doctor will decide whether BIONESP 40MCG INJECTION can be taken by breastfeeding mothers or not.
BIONESP 40MCG INJECTION causes convulsions (seizures), especially during the initial months of treatment. So, it is better not to drive or operate machinery unless you are alert.
Dose adjustment may be needed in patients with liver impairment. Please consult your doctor if you have a liver impairment or any concerns regarding this.
Dose adjustment may be needed in patients with kidney impairment. Please consult your doctor if you have kidney impairment or any concerns regarding this.
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Expires on or after - September 2021
It is suggested to store the BIONESP 40MCG INJECTION in the refrigerator and protect it from light. However, a person should not freeze it.
It is advised to tell your doctor about your medical conditions like heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease, a stroke, heart attack, or blood clot, a seizure, a latex allergy to avoid any type of medical condition.
A person who is allergic to any chemical compound present in BIONESP 40MCG INJECTION or have uncontrolled/untreated high blood pressure, or ever had pure red cell aplasia (a type of anaemia) caused by using darbepoetin alfa, or epoetin alfa is not allowed to take a name.
Consult your doctor before taking BIONESP 40MCG INJECTION if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy. Your doctor will prescribe BIONESP 40MCG INJECTION only if the benefits outweigh the risks.
BIONESP 40MCG INJECTION contains a protein 'Darbepoetin alfa', which works by providing signals to the bone marrow to make more red blood cells. As in chronic kidney disease, the kidney gets damaged and doesn't filter the blood in the way it should be leading to anemia.
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1 Injection in 1 Vial