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