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Epoetin (Systemic)

Brand Names : Epogen, Procrit, Eprex, human erythropoietin, recombinant, EPO, r-HuEPO

Epoetin | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects | Additional Information

Additional Information

For patients receiving epoetin who do not have anemia caused by kidney disease:

  • The information about the importance of keeping dialysis appointments and following a special diet for people with kidney problems does not apply to you. However, your doctor may have other special directions for you to follow. Be sure to follow these directions carefully, even if you feel much better after receiving epoetin for a while.

- Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although this use is not included in product labeling, epoetin is used in certain patients with the following medical condition:

  • Anemia caused by treatment of hepatitis C virus infection

Other than the above information, there is no additional information relating to proper use, precautions, or side effects for this use.

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