Epogen Drug Information
The prescription drug Epogen® (epoetin alfa) works by stimulating the production of red blood cells by the bone marrow. This makes it useful for treating conditions that often lead to anemia, such as chronic kidney failure or cancer. The medicine is given via an injection, either subcutaneously or intravenously. How often you need it and how it should be administered will depend on various factors, including the condition being treated.
Prior to beginning treatment with Epogen, your healthcare provider needs information on any other drugs you are taking and any other medical conditions you have. For example, people with a history of heart disease may need to consider an alternative medication.
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