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Erythropoietin, Epogen, Epoetin alfa, Procrit

Description

Stimulates division and differentiation of committed erythroid progenitor cells; induces release of reticulocytes from bone marrow into blood stream. Naturally occurring hormone produced by kidneys to stimulate bone marrow production of red blood cells.

Action

natural hormone, stimulates RBC production

Indications

In patients with multiple myeloma, administration of exogenous erythropoietin may correct anemia, leading to a significant improvement in performance status and quality of life.

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