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You should not take Epogen if you:
- Are allergic to Epogen, epoetin alfa, or any inactive components (including albumin) used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
- Are allergic to mammalian cell-derived products (since Epogen is made in mammalian cells).
- Have uncontrolled (untreated) high blood pressure.
There are a number of situations in which Epogen should not be taken, along with several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the drug. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific Epogen warnings and precautions that may apply to you.