Epoetin alfa

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Epoetin alfa (rINN) (pronEng|ɛˈpoʊɨtɨn) is a synthetic form of erythropoietin. It stimulates erythropoiesis (increases red blood cell levels) and is used to treat anemia, commonly associated with chronic renal failure and cancer chemotherapy. Epoetin is marketed under the trade names Procrit and Epogen.

ee also

*Erythropoietin

External links

* [http://www.fda.gov/ola/2007/esa062607.html FDA hearing on erythropoiesis-stimulating agents] - fda.gov.

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