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Medications for Anemia Associated with Chronic Renal Failure

About Anemia Associated with Chronic Renal Failure

In chronic renal failure (CRF), the kidneys slowly and progressively lose their ability to remove waste from the body, to concentrate urine, and to balance the water and mineral content of the blood. Anemia is an inevitable outcome of CRF due to the kidneys' decreased ability to produce erythropoietin—a hormone that stimulates the production of red blood cells.

Drugs used to treat Anemia Associated with Chronic Renal Failure

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
ferrous sulfate 9.0 1 review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: ferrous sulfate systemic

Brand names:  Feosol Original, Slow Fe, Fer-In-Sol, FeroSul, Ferrousal, Slow Release Iron, Fer-Gen-Sol, Fer-Iron, Ferra T.D. Caps, Ferro-Bob …show all

Drug class: iron products

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Aranesp 8.7 3 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: darbepoetin alfa systemic

Drug class: recombinant human erythropoietins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

epoetin alfa 8.5 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: epoetin alfa systemic

Brand names:  Epogen, Procrit, Retacrit

Drug class: recombinant human erythropoietins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

Epogen 8.0 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: epoetin alfa systemic

Drug class: recombinant human erythropoietins

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For professionals: Prescribing Information

Procrit 9.0 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: epoetin alfa systemic

Drug class: recombinant human erythropoietins

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For professionals: Prescribing Information

ferrous fumarate Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: ferrous fumarate systemic

Brand name:  Hemocyte

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

darbepoetin alfa 8.7 3 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: darbepoetin alfa systemic

Brand name:  Aranesp

Drug class: recombinant human erythropoietins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

Feosol Original 9.0 1 review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: ferrous sulfate systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Mircera 1.0 3 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: epoetin beta-methoxy polyethylene glycol systemic

Drug class: recombinant human erythropoietins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

ferrous gluconate Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: ferrous gluconate systemic

Brand names:  Fergon, Ferate

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

Slow Fe Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: ferrous sulfate systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

epoetin beta-methoxy polyethylene glycol 1.0 3 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: epoetin beta-methoxy polyethylene glycol systemic

Brand name:  Mircera

Drug class: recombinant human erythropoietins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

Fer-In-Sol Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: ferrous sulfate systemic

Drug class: iron products

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FeroSul Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: ferrous sulfate systemic

Drug class: iron products

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Ferrousal Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: ferrous sulfate systemic

Drug class: iron products

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Slow Release Iron Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: ferrous sulfate systemic

Drug class: iron products

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Fer-Gen-Sol Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: ferrous sulfate systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Fer-Iron Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: ferrous sulfate systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Feraheme Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: ferumoxytol systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Ferra T.D. Caps Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: ferrous sulfate systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Ferrlecit 3.0 2 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: sodium ferric gluconate complex systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Ferro-Bob Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: ferrous sulfate systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

iron dextran Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: iron dextran systemic

Brand name:  Infed

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Fergon Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: ferrous gluconate systemic

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

sodium ferric gluconate complex 3.0 2 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: sodium ferric gluconate complex systemic

Brand name:  Ferrlecit

Drug class: iron products

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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