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Encicarb 500mg Injection
Salt Composition : Ferric Carboxymaltose
Manufacturer : EMCURE PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
Origin of Medicine : India
1 Vial(s) Of 10ml
Introduction to Encicarb 500mg Injection
Encicarb 500mg injection contains the active substance Ferric carboxymaltose. It belongs to the group of medications called iron replacement products. It is used to treat iron-deficiency anemia (decreased RBC due to lower levels of iron in the body) in adults and pediatric patients who cannot tolerate oral iron or when oral iron supplements are ineffective. It is also indicated to treat iron deficiency anemia in adults with chronic kidney disease who are not on dialysis. This medicine is not recommended for pediatric patients less than one year of age.
Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to ferric carboxymaltose or any of the other ingredients of this medicine. Do not receive Encicarb 500mg injection if you have anemia that is not caused by iron deficiency, an iron overload (too much iron in the body), or difficulties in using iron. Inform your physician if you have rheumatoid arthritis, severe asthma, eczema, infection, liver disorders, or low phosphate levels in the blood. Incorrect administration of this injection may cause irritation and long-lasting discoloration at the administration site.
Inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before initiating the treatment with Encicarb 500mg injection. The most common side effects are nausea, hypertension, flushing, injection site reactions, skin reactions, vomiting, and dizziness. Tell your physician if you have experienced serious allergic (hypersensitive) reactions to other injectable iron preparations.
Uses of Encicarb 500mg Injection
- Iron deficiency anemia in adult and pediatric patients
- Treat iron deficiency anemia in adults with chronic kidney failure
Therapeutic Effects of Encicarb 500mg Injection
Encicarb 500mg injection releases iron via a carbohydrate polymer complexed with colloidal iron (III) hydroxide. This works by replenishing iron stores so that the body can make more red blood cells.
Interaction of Encicarb 500mg Injection with other drugs
Inform your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take or have taken before, including prescription, over-the-counter, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications interact with Encicarb 500mg injection and reduce their effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects.
More Information about Encicarb 500mg Injection
- Do not store above 30°C
- Do not freeze
- Protect the medicine from light and excessive moisture.
- Keep the medicine out of reach of children and pets
- If you forgot to take the injection, inform your healthcare professional immediately and reschedule the appointment.
How to consume Encicarb 500mg Injection
Encicarb 500mg injection is an intravenously administered prescription drug. This injection will be given to you in a hospital or clinic setting. Your doctor will decide the dose, duration, and frequency of the administration based on your condition and other factors. Your doctor may perform a blood test to determine how much medicine you need. You will be completely observed by your doctor or other healthcare professional while administering the medicine. Do not self-administer the medicine.
Safety Advices for Encicarb 500mg Injection
There is limited data available for the use of Encicarb 500mg injection during pregnancy. Inform your physician if you are pregnant, suspecting pregnancy, or planning to get pregnant during the treatment
If you are a breastfeeding mother, consult your doctor before receiving Encicarb 500mg injection injection.
It is unknown whether Encicarb 500mg injection can be used in patients with lung disorders. Consult your doctor if you have any lung diseases before starting the treatment.
Encicarb 500mg injection should be cautiously administered in patients with liver problems. Dose adjustments are necessary if you have liver problems. Inform your physician if you have any liver disease before initiating the therapy.
It is not known whether it is safe to drink alcohol while receiving Encicarb 500mg injection. Consult your doctor for more advice.
Encicarb 500mg injection does not alter your ability to drive and operate heavy machinery. If you feel dizzy, consult the doctor before driving or using machines.
Side Effects of Encicarb 500mg Injection
Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all drugs cause side effects, not everyone gets them.
- Skin reactions
- Injection site reactions
- Decreased phosphate levels
- Nausea, Vomiting
- Headache, dizziness
- Increased blood pressure
- Hypersensitivity reactions
- Increased phosphate levels
Word of Advice
Inform your physician if you have high blood pressure because this medicine may cause high blood pressure. Your doctor may suggest you to take certain tests before giving this medicine to determine the iron levels in your body. Tell your doctor if you experience any of these following signs and symptoms that may indicate a serious allergic reaction (hypersensitivity reactions) such as rash, itching, difficulty breathing, wheezing, swelling of the lips or mouth, and chest pain.
Q 1. What are the rare side effects of Encicarb 500mg injection?
The rare side effects of Encicarb 500mg injection, which affects 1 in 1000 people, are inflammation of the veins, anxiety, fainting, wheezing, flatulence, and rapid swelling of the face, mouth, tongue, or throat, which may cause difficulty in breathing, paleness, and skin discoloration at other areas of the body than the administration site.
Q 2. Can Encicarb 500mg injection be used in pediatric patients?
Yes, Encicarb 500mg injection is used in pediatric patients one year and older to treat iron deficiency anemia.
Q 3. Does Encicarb 500mg injection require any special storage conditions?
Encicarb 500mg injection should not be stored more than 30°C, away from light and moisture. It should be kept out of reach of children and pets. It is important to follow the storage instructions provided with the medication.
Q 4. Will I be monitored during this treatment?
You will be monitored for 30 minutes for signs of an allergic reaction after injecting Encicarb 500mg injection. Your healthcare provider will also monitor your blood pressure and phosphate levels during this treatment.
Q 5. Is it safe for women of reproductive potential to use Encicarb 500mg injection?
Only limited information is available on the use of Encicarb 500mg injection during pregnancy because the risk of hypersensitivity reactions can have serious consequences on the fetus. However, it is unknown whether this medicine would pose a risk to your baby. Tell your healthcare provider before taking this injection if you are pregnant, think you could be pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to have a baby.
Fact Box of Encicarb 500mg Injection
Molecule Name: Ferric carboxymaltose
Therapeutic Class: Hematopoietic agents
Pharmacological Class: Iron replacement products
1. Iron deficiency anemia in adults and pediatric patients
2. Treat iron deficiency anemia in adults with chronic kidney failure
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- Highlights Of Prescribing Information - Ferric carboxymaltose access.fda.gov. [Revised 2022 Feb] [cited 2023 May 30]. Available from: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2022/203565Orig1s019lbl.pdf
- LJ Scott; Ferric Carboxymaltose: A review in iron deficiency, [Revised on 2018] [Accessed on 30 May 2023], https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29532438/
- Amreen Naqash, Effectiveness and Safety of Ferric Carboxymaltose compared to iron sucrose in women with iron deficiency anemia, [Revised on 2018] [Accessed on 30 May 2023], https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29304848/
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