Pernicious Anemia Medications

Definition of Pernicious Anemia:

Anemia is a condition where red blood cells are not providing adequate oxygen to body tissues. There are many types and causes of anemia. (See the general article - anemia.) Pernicious anemia is caused by a lack of intrinsic factor, a substance needed to absorb vitamin B12 from the gastrointestinal tract. Vitamin B12, in turn, is necessary for the formation of red blood cells.

Pernicious anemia is a type of megaloblastic anemia.

Drugs associated with Pernicious Anemia

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of Pernicious Anemia. This service should be used as a supplement to, and NOT a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners.

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