EPIZEE 10 (Prescription Required)
Manufacturer: Zee Laboratories Ltd
Molecule Name/ Salt Composition: Epirubicin (10mg)
Epizee-10mg Injection is an anti-cancer medication containing the active constituent epirubicin. It is used to treat a wide range of cancers such as breast cancer, stomach cancer, bladder cancer, etc. It is used either alone or in combination with other medications. Cancer is a disorder in which cells grow in an abnormal and uncontrolled manner.
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 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.
Store between 15°C and 30°C. Do not freeze. Keep in a closed container protected from light.
Benefits of Medicine
Epizee-10mg Injection helps to treat certain kinds of cancer. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines to treat cancer in various parts of the body. It binds to DNA, inhibits protein synthesis, and reduces the number of abnormal cells produced in the body. You should avoid drinking alcohol while having this treatment and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Usage of Medicine
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Safety Advice / Precautions to be noted
Pregnancy: It is important to tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant before taking Epizee 10mg Injection as taking this medication during pregnancy may cause birth defects.
Breastfeeding: Avoid breastfeeding during treatment with Epizee 10mg Injection. Consult your doctor for potential risks.
Liver: You need to inform your physician if you have any liver disorders as this medication is contraindicated in patients with severe liver problems.
Kidney: Inform your doctor if you have any kidney diseases before taking Epizee 10mg Injection.
Driving: It may cause episodes of nausea and vomiting and could impair your driving ability temporarily. Avoid driving if you feel unwell.
Others: Inform your doctor if you have severe inflammation in the digestive tract, have heart problems or have the vaccination before taking Epizee 10mg Injection.
Side Effects of Medicine
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 of the medicine are:
- Low blood cell count
- Hair loss
- Red discolouration of urine
- Nausea, vomiting
- Loss of appetite, abdominal pain
- Swelling and pain in your mouth
- Feeling thirsty
- Ulcers in the lips or tongue
- Hot flushes
How effective is Epizee 10 Injection?
Epizee-10 Injection is effective in the treatment of various cancers including cancer of the breast, ovary, stomach, lung, bowel, or rectum, malignant lymphomas (a type of blood cancer of infection-fighting cells of the blood) such as Hodgkin’s disease, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, leukemia (blood cancer), multiple myeloma (a type of blood cancer of infection-fighting cells of the blood). It may be used in bladder cancers and to prevent the reoccurrence of bladder cancer after surgery. It effectively slows or stops the growth of cancer cells in the body.
Is Epizee 10 Injection a vesicant (an agent that causes tissue blistering and damage)?
Yes, Epizee-10 Injection is a vesicant; it may cause tissue blistering if it leaks out of the vein.