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Epoetin Alfa (Epogen) Summary

Description: This recombinant erythropoietin, a 165-amino acid glycoprotein (about 62% protein and 38% carbohydrate), regulates red blood cell production. Epoetin alfa is produced by Chinese hamster ovary cells into which the human erythropoietin gene has been inserted. (USP Dictionary of USAN and International Drug Names, 1996).

Also Known As: Epogen; Eprex

Networked: 572 relevant articles (114 outcomes, 191 trials/studies) for this Drug

Key Diseases for which Epoetin Alfa is Relevant

  1. Anemia : 74 outcomes 83 studies in 326 results
  2. Neoplasms (Cancer) : 39 outcomes 84 studies in 177 results
  3. Kidney Diseases (Kidney Disease) : 9 outcomes 13 studies in 62 results
  4. Chronic Kidney Failure (Chronic Renal Failure) : 9 outcomes 11 studies in 69 results
  5. Breast Neoplasms (Breast Cancer) : 7 outcomes 9 studies in 19 results
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Drugs Related to Epoetin Alfa

  1. Hemoglobins (Hemoglobin)
  2. Erythropoietin
  3. darbepoetin alfa (Aranesp)
  4. Epoetin Alfa (Epogen)
  5. Platinum
  6. Ribavirin (Virazole)
  7. Recombinant Erythropoietin
  8. Iron
  9. Hematinics
  10. Intercellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins (Growth Factors)
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Therapies Related to Epoetin Alfa

  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
  2. Blood Transfusion (Blood Transfusions)
  3. Radiotherapy
  4. Renal Dialysis (Hemodialysis)
  5. Erythrocyte Transfusion
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