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Epoetin Alpha


Trade Names: 
Epogen®
Trade Names: 
Procrit®

Alternate Names: 
EPO
Alternate Names: 
Erythropoietin

Possible Uses: 
Increase red blood cell counts and hemoglobin after transplant.

Special Notes: 
Medicare has put special restrictions on using this drug when anemia is based on chemotherapy.

Possible Side Effects: 
Pain at injection site, rash, chills, muscle or joint pain, headache, upset stomach, nausea, diarrhea, elevated blood pressure. Rarely, breathing difficulties, chest pain.
Last updated on 02/01/2010