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Epoetin alfa (Epogen®, Procrit®) is a medication approved to treat anemia caused by various conditions, including chronic kidney failure, chemotherapy, and zidovudine (an HIV medication). It is also used to prevent blood transfusions in people with anemia who are undergoing surgery. At this time, there are no known drug interactions with epoetin alfa. Since specific studies to check for drug interactions have not been performed, there may be interactions that are currently unknown.
Epoetin alfa should not be combined with other very similar medications, including:
Using these drugs together could increase the risk of side effects.
Because not all drug interactions with epoetin alfa may be known at this time, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about any specific drug interactions that may apply to you.