Epogen (chemical name: epoetin alfa) is an erythropoiesis stimulating agent, which cause bone marrow to make red blood cells.

Brand name: Epogen

Chemical name: Epoetin alfa

Class: Erythropoiesis stimulating agent. Aranesp and Procrit are other erythropoiesis stimulating agents.

How it works: Erythropoiesis stimulating agents cause bone marrow to make more red blood cells.

Uses: Epogen is used to treat anemia, a lower than average number of red blood cells, that can be caused by chemotherapy.

  • Epogen is given at the same time as chemotherapy.

  • Epogen treatment stops when chemotherapy stops.

How it's given: Epogen is given intravenously or as an injection 1 to 3 times per week.

Side effects:

— Last updated on June 29, 2022, 3:09 PM