Relipoietin 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.
Relipoietin 4000 IU Injection is used to treat anemia in patients having chronic kidney diseases.
Chemotherapy associated anemia
Relipoietin 4000 IU Injection is used to treat anemia associated with the use of chemotherapy medicines to treat certain specific types of cancer.
Anemia due to use of medicines
Relipoietin 4000 IU Injection is used to treat anemia associated with the use of Zidovudine to treat HIV infection.
Anemia associated with surgery
Relipoietin 4000 IU Injection is also used before and after certain surgeries where chances of significant blood loss is high. It reduces the dependency on blood transfusion process.
Major & minor side effects for Relipoietin 4000 IU Injection
Muscle or joint pain
Swelling and redness at the injection site
Stomach discomfort and pain
Severe skin allergySEVERERARE
Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet SEVERERARE
Difficulty in breathingSEVERE
Dizziness and faintingSEVERE
Upper respiratory tract infectionRARE
Difficulty in swallowingSEVERERARE
Increased blood pressure
Pure red cell aplasiaSEVERERARE
Contact your doctor immediately if any of these symptoms are experienced on a regular basis.
Observed in a small fraction of population.
This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Commonly asked questions for Relipoietin 4000 IU Injection
Onset of action
The effect of this medicine can be observed after several days of administration.
Duration of effect
The time for which the effect of this medicine persists is subjected to variations depending on the intended use.
Safe with alcohol?
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported
Usage in pregnancy?
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. Use of this medicine containing benzyl alcohol as an ingredient and use of multi-dose vial is not recommended for pregnant women.
Usage while breast-feeding?
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 are not recommended.