Epoetin Alfa

    Information about Epoetin Alfa

    Epoetin alfa uses

    Epoetin Alfa is used in the treatment of anemia, anemia due to chemotherapy and anemia due to chronic kidney disease.

    How epoetin alfa works

    Epoetin alfa is an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA). It works by stimulating the bone marrow (soft tissue inside the bones which produces red blood cells) to produce more red blood cells.

    Common side effects of epoetin alfa

    Rash, Injection site pain, Pain in extremity, Pulmonary thromboembolism, Arterial thromboembolism (blood clot in artery), Edema, Increased blood pressure, Hypersensitivity

    Available Medicine for Epoetin Alfa

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      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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      Serum Institute Of India Ltd
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      Reliance Life Sciences
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    Expert advice for Epoetin Alfa

    • Take advice from doctor if you suffer or have suffered from fits (epilepsy), high blood pressure, severe liver failure or anemia from other causes.
    • Epoetin alfa should be used with caution in patients with a rare blood pigment disorder that affects skin and other organs (porphyria).
    • Ask your doctor for advice if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breast-feeding.

    Frequently asked questions for Epoetin Alfa

    Epoetin Alfa

    Q. What is Epoetin Alfa/ Epoetin Alfa injection used for?
    Epoetin Alfa is used for treatment of anemia (low hemoglobin or abnormally reduced number of red blood cells) related to severe kidney disease, cancer chemotherapy for certain tumors or due to zidovudine treatment for HIV (Human immunodeficiency virus) infection. Epoetin Alfa is also used in moderately anemic patients scheduled to have major bone surgery (hip or knee replacement surgery) to reduce the need for blood transfusion
    Q. How does Epoetin Alfa work?
    Epoetin Alfa works by stimulating red blood cell production.

    Content on this page was last updated on 06 October, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)