Were you looking for information about Epogen? Epogin is a common misspelling of Epogen.
Epogen® (epoetin alfa) is a prescription medication used to prevent blood transfusions in people with anemia who are undergoing surgery and to treat anemia due to chronic kidney failure, chemotherapy, and zidovudine (an HIV medication). The drug is given either as an injection under the skin or by IV.
While most people tolerate Epogen well, potential side effects include nausea, fatigue, and vomiting. Because some people are more likely to experience side effects than others, it is important to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking (including vitamins and supplements) and any other medical conditions you have.
(Click Epogen for more information on how the drug works, suggestions for when and how to take it, and a list of the various products and strengths that are available. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)