Epoetin Alfa
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Epoetin Alfa?

(e POE e tin AL fa)

• This medicine is used to treat anemia.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have heart disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have high blood pressure, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have porphyria, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have seizures, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Irritation where the shot is given.

Chronic renal failure patients:

• High blood pressure.

• Headache.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or...

 
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