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Medications for Anemia

About Anemia:  Anemia is a lower than normal number of red blood cells (erythrocytes) in the blood, usually measured by a decrease in the amount of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the red pigment in red blood cells that transports oxygen.

Drugs Used to Treat Anemia

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

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
epoetin alfa C N 4 reviews
4.0

Generic name: epoetin alfa systemic

Brand names:  Procrit, Epogen, Retacrit

Drug class: recombinant human erythropoietins

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

multivitamin with iron C N 15 reviews
8.0

Generic name: multivitamin with iron systemic

Brand names:  Ferralet 90, Integra Plus, Integra, Chromagen, BiferaRx, Ferocon, Iron-150, Integra F, Ferrex 150 Forte, Dialyvite, Ferrex 150 Forte Plus, FE C Tab Plus, Multigen, EnLyte, Ferrex 28, Fusion Plus, Ferrogels Forte, FoliTab 500, Poly-Vi-Sol with Iron, Irospan 24 / 6, Maxaron Forte, Multigen Plus, Nephron-FA, NovaFerrum, Taron Forte, Tricon, Ferotrin, Hematogen Forte, Hemetab, Multigen Folic, Myferon 150 Forte, Active Fe, FeRiva, FeRivaFA, Multi-Delyn with Iron, MyKidz Iron, Niron Komplete, Nufera, Poly-Vita Drops with Iron, Suplevit, TL Icon …show all

Drug class: iron products, vitamin and mineral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Procrit C N 3 reviews
2.0

Generic name: epoetin alfa systemic

Drug class: recombinant human erythropoietins

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Vitamin B6 C N Add review Rate

Generic name: pyridoxine systemic

Drug class: vitamins

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Anadrol-50 X 3 Add review Rate

Generic name: oxymetholone systemic

Drug class: androgens and anabolic steroids

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Epogen C N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: epoetin alfa systemic

Drug class: recombinant human erythropoietins

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Ferralet 90 C N 2 reviews
10

Generic name: multivitamin with iron systemic

Drug class: iron products, vitamin and mineral combinations

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Integra Plus C N Add review
10

Generic name: multivitamin with iron systemic

Drug class: iron products, vitamin and mineral combinations

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Integra C N 1 review
10

Generic name: multivitamin with iron systemic

Drug class: iron products, vitamin and mineral combinations

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pyridoxine C N Add review Rate

Generic name: pyridoxine systemic

Brand names:  Vitamin B6, Aminoxin

Drug class: vitamins

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Aminoxin C N Add review Rate

Generic name: pyridoxine systemic

Drug class: vitamins

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Chromagen C N Add review Rate

Generic name: multivitamin with iron systemic

Drug class: iron products, vitamin and mineral combinations

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BiferaRx C N Add review Rate

Generic name: multivitamin with iron systemic

Drug class: iron products, vitamin and mineral combinations

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Ferocon C N Add review Rate

Generic name: multivitamin with iron systemic

Drug class: iron products, vitamin and mineral combinations

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Iron-150 C N Add review Rate

Generic name: multivitamin with iron systemic

Drug class: iron products, vitamin and mineral combinations

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Integra F C N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: multivitamin with iron systemic

Drug class: iron products, vitamin and mineral combinations

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Ferrex 150 Forte C N Add review Rate

Generic name: multivitamin with iron systemic

Drug class: iron products, vitamin and mineral combinations

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oxymetholone X 3 1 review
10

Generic name: oxymetholone systemic

Brand name:  Anadrol-50

Drug class: androgens and anabolic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

Revlimid X N Add review Rate

Generic name: lenalidomide systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics, other immunosuppressants

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Dialyvite C N Add review Rate

Generic name: multivitamin with iron systemic

Drug class: iron products, vitamin and mineral combinations

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Ferrex 150 Forte Plus C N Add review Rate

Generic name: multivitamin with iron systemic

Drug class: iron products, vitamin and mineral combinations

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FE C Tab Plus C N Add review Rate

Generic name: multivitamin with iron systemic

Drug class: iron products, vitamin and mineral combinations

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Multigen C N Add review Rate

Generic name: multivitamin with iron systemic

Drug class: iron products, vitamin and mineral combinations

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EnLyte C N Add review Rate

Generic name: multivitamin with iron systemic

Drug class: iron products, vitamin and mineral combinations

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Ferrex 28 C N Add review Rate

Generic name: multivitamin with iron systemic

Drug class: iron products, vitamin and mineral combinations

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Alternative treatments for Anemia

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Anemia. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Anemia.

Learn more about Anemia

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Symptoms and treatments

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
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Pregnancy
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 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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