Brand name: Epogen
Chemical name: Epoetin alfa
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.
— Last updated on January 13, 2022, 4:06 PM