What is Etacept 25 mg Injection ?
Etacept 25 mg manufactured by Cipla, contains Etanercept as an active ingredient. Etacept is a prescription medicine that is injected under your skin in any of these areas : Front of your thighs ; Outer area of the upper arms ; Stomach (avoid the 2-inch area around your belly button). Carefully follow the directions you have been given for using the injections, and ask your doctor if you are unsure about anything.
What are the uses of Etacept 25 mg Injection ?
Etacept (Etanercept) 25 mg Injection is used in the treatment of –
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Crohn’s Disease
How Does Etacept (Etanercept) 25 mg Injection Work ?
Etanercept belongs to the class of biologic medicines called tumour necrosis factor (TNF) blockers. TNF is a cytokine—a messenger chemical. The role of TNF is to transport white blood cells to the inflammatory area. In doing so, it can make an inflammation worse. Etanercept is genetically engineered from human protein. By blocking it, this drug reduces damage to your joints.
What are the adverse effects of Etacept 25mg Injection ?
Side effects are the unintended effects of a medicine. Etacept may have some side effects, but not everyone will experience them. When you recommended Etacept, it’s important to understand the side effects which you can experience from this arthritis medicine. The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur in medicines that contain Etanercept:
Common Side Effects of Etacept Injection : Headache ; Nausea ; Weakness ; Cough ; Stomach pain ; Vomiting ; Mild fever ; Dizziness ; Sneezing ; Redness, itching, pain, or swelling at the site of injection etc.
Serious Side Effects of Etacept Injection : Bruising or bleeding ; Seizures ; Pale skin ; Loss of appetite ; Clay-colored bowel movements ; Difficulty swallowing or breathing ; Vision problems ; Yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice) etc.
These are not all the side effects with Etanercept 25 mg. Tell your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.
What are the safety measures of Etacept 25 mg ?
Before Taking Etacept arthritis medication, it is important to understand all precautions or safety information associated with it.
Follow the following prescription medicine precautions :
|Etacept 25mg may be harmful for your baby during pregnancy. Take proper medical help in case you are pregnant, may be pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the near future.|
|For the safety of baby, it is recommended that women who are receiving Etacept 25mg arthritis medicine after pregnancy, stop or not start breastfeeding. Etacept 25mg may appear in high levels in breast milk and could potentially harm your nursing baby.|
|Your health care professional can check blood tests to regularly monitor your liver and kidney function, while you are taking Etacept 25mg. It is also important to check your levels of blood cells and other substances in the blood.|
|Before taking this medication, inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to Etacept 25mg; or if you have any other allergies. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Etacept 25mg Tablets.|
|There is no specific study, but no drinking is recommended during treatment with Etacept 25mg arthritis medicines because it can cause dangerous side effects. So, consult your doctor before alcohol consumption.|
|If you use other prescription drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Etacept 25mg may change. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that your pharmacist can help you prevent or manage drug interactions.|
|If you miss a dose of Etacept 25mg, contact your pharmacist immediately to establish a new dosing schedule. Be careful not to take doses too close together because you might get side effects. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.|
|Do not take Etacept 25mg after the use by (expiry) date printed on the pack. Do not take it if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering. If it has expired or is damaged, return it to your pharmacist for disposal.|
|During your treatment with Etacept 25mg, it is very important for your doctor to know about your medical history if you have Kidney problems, liver problems, heart disease, triglycerides, diabetes or other health problems.|
What are the storage instructions for Etacept 25mg ?
Patients must properly store the drug to retain its quality and efficacy. Following storage instructions will be helpful in storing the drug in the best of manner.
- Store Etacept 25mg in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.
- Keep this and all medicines out of the reach of children and pets. A locked cupboard at least one-and-a-half meters above the ground is a good place to store medicines.
- Keep Etacept 25mg in the original container, and keep the container closed tightly.
- Do not store Etacept 25mg or any other medicine in the bathroom or near the kitchen sink. Do not leave it in the car. Heat and dampness can destroy some medicines.
- Consider storing your medications separately from your other family members. You can put them on a different shelf, or in a different cabinet or drawer.
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The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children and away from pets, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.