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Edvo 1.5 mg Injection

Manufactured byUnichem Laboratories Ltd.
ContainsEdaravone
Description

Edvo 1.5 mg Injection is used in the treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a nerve disorder which weakens and shrinks the muscles due to the slow destruction of nerve cells controlling muscle movements. This medicine slows the progression of the disease and does not cure the disease or improves the muscle movements.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Edvo 1.5 mg Injection

  • Hypersensitivity
  • Easy bruising and bleeding
  • Gait disturbance
  • Headache
  • Respiratory failure/hypoxia
  • Decrease in blood cell count
  • Increased liver enzyme levels
  • Kidney Impairment
  • Nausea and vomiting

Uses of Edvo 1.5 mg Injection

What is it prescribed for?

  • Amyotrophic lateral scelrosis (ALS)
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • 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?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to edaravone or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Route of administration

Edvo 1.5 mg Injection should be administered as an intravenous infusion only.

Use in geriatrics

Extreme caution is advised while using Edvo 1.5 mg Injection in elderly patients due to the increased risk of life-threatening adverse effects.

Use in pediatrics

This medicine is not recommended for use in children and adolescents.

Renal impairment

Edvo 1.5 mg Injection should be used with extreme caution in patients with impaired kidney function due to the increased risk of kidney failure.

Missed Dose

If you miss an appointment for a dose of Edvo 1.5 mg Injection, contact your doctor immediately and schedule the dose as soon as possible.

Overdose

Since this medicine is administered in the hospital setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very low. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Antibiotics

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
This medicine is usually administered by a qualified healthcare professional. Follow all the instructions given by your doctor and do not miss an appointment to receive this medicine. Consult your doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Edvo 1.5 mg Injection works by slowing the destruction of nerve cells, thereby slowing the progression of the disease and worsening of the patient's condition.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Antioxidants, Free radical scavengers

Schedule

N/A

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https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a617027.html

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https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB12243

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Information on this page was last updated on 29 Aug 2017

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