A drug that helps the body make more red blood cells. It belongs to the group of drugs called colony-stimulating factors or erythropoiesis stimulating agents. Epogen (chemical name: epoetin alfa) and Procrit (chemical name: Epoetin alfa) are other erythropoiesis stimulating agents.
Read more about Aranesp (chemical name: darbepoetin alfa).
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