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Medications for Anemia

There are many different types of anemia, each with a different cause and level of severity. Medications that may be used to treat anemia depending on the cause include:

Drugs used to treat Anemia

The medications listed below are related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

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Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
epoetin alfa 3.8 5 reviews for epoetin alfa to treat Anemia
Rx C N
Generic name:
epoetin alfa systemic
Brand names:
Procrit, Epogen, Retacrit
Drug class:
recombinant human erythropoietins
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph
multivitamin with iron 8.4 18 reviews for multivitamin with iron to treat Anemia
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
multivitamin with iron systemic
Brand names:
Ferralet 90, Integra, Integra Plus, Iron-150, Fusion Plus, Ferocon, Integra F, Ferrex 150 Forte, Chromagen, Dialyvite, Ferrex 150 Forte Plus, BiferaRx, Multigen, EnLyte, Ferrex 28, FoliTab 500, Multigen Plus, Nephron-FA, Hematogen Forte, Iferex 150 Forte, Irospan 24/6, Maxaron Forte, Multigen Folic, Taron Forte, Tricon, Active Fe, Cerovite Junior, Flintstones Complete, MyKidz Iron, Nufera
Drug class:
iron products, vitamin and mineral combinations
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Vitamin B6 Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
pyridoxine systemic
Drug class:
vitamins
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Procrit 2.5 4 reviews for Procrit to treat Anemia
Rx C N
Generic name:
epoetin alfa systemic
Drug class:
recombinant human erythropoietins
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Revlimid Rate Add review
Rx X N
Generic name:
lenalidomide systemic
Drug class:
miscellaneous antineoplastics, other immunosuppressants
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
lenalidomide Rate Add review
Rx X N
Generic name:
lenalidomide systemic
Brand name:
Revlimid
Drug class:
miscellaneous antineoplastics, other immunosuppressants
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Reblozyl 10 1 review for Reblozyl to treat Anemia
Rx N
Generic name:
luspatercept systemic
Drug class:
miscellaneous erythropoiesis agents
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Epogen 9.0 1 review for Epogen to treat Anemia
Rx C N
Generic name:
epoetin alfa systemic
Drug class:
recombinant human erythropoietins
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Ferralet 90 10 2 reviews for Ferralet 90 to treat Anemia
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
multivitamin with iron systemic
Drug class:
iron products, vitamin and mineral combinations
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Anadrol-50 Rate Add review
Rx X 3
Generic name:
oxymetholone systemic
Drug class:
androgens and anabolic steroids
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Integra 10 1 review for Integra to treat Anemia
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
multivitamin with iron systemic
Drug class:
iron products, vitamin and mineral combinations
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Integra Plus Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
multivitamin with iron systemic
Drug class:
iron products, vitamin and mineral combinations
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
pyridoxine 3.0 1 review for pyridoxine to treat Anemia
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
pyridoxine systemic
Brand names:
Vitamin B6, Aminoxin
Drug class:
vitamins
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Iron-150 Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
multivitamin with iron systemic
Drug class:
iron products, vitamin and mineral combinations
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Aminoxin Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
pyridoxine systemic
Drug class:
vitamins
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Fusion Plus Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
multivitamin with iron systemic
Drug class:
iron products, vitamin and mineral combinations
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Ferocon Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
multivitamin with iron systemic
Drug class:
iron products, vitamin and mineral combinations
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Integra F 9.0 1 review for Integra F to treat Anemia
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
multivitamin with iron systemic
Drug class:
iron products, vitamin and mineral combinations
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Ferrex 150 Forte Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
multivitamin with iron systemic
Drug class:
iron products, vitamin and mineral combinations
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Chromagen Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
multivitamin with iron systemic
Drug class:
iron products, vitamin and mineral combinations
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Retacrit Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
epoetin alfa systemic
Drug class:
recombinant human erythropoietins
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Dialyvite Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
multivitamin with iron systemic
Drug class:
iron products, vitamin and mineral combinations
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Ferrex 150 Forte Plus Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
multivitamin with iron systemic
Drug class:
iron products, vitamin and mineral combinations
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
ferrous gluconate Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N
Generic name:
ferrous gluconate systemic
Drug class:
iron products
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
BiferaRx Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
multivitamin with iron systemic
Drug class:
iron products, vitamin and mineral combinations
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects

Frequently asked questions

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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.

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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.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Expanded Access Expanded Access is a potential pathway for a patient with a serious or immediately life-threatening disease or condition to gain access to an investigational medical product (drug, biologic, or medical device) for treatment outside of clinical trials when no comparable or satisfactory alternative therapy options are available.
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
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
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.

Further information

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