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Medications for Anemia

Drugs associated with Anemia

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

What is 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.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
multivitamin with iron Rx/OTC C N 14 reviews
8.0

Generic name: multivitamin with iron systemic

Brand names:  Ferralet 90, Integra Plus, Repliva 21 / 7, Integra F, BiferaRx, Ferocon, FE C Tab Plus, Chromagen Forte, Ferrex 150 Forte, Ferrex 150 Forte Plus, Dialyvite, Ferrex 28, Ferrogels Forte, FoliTab 500, NovaFerrum, Tricon, EnLyte, Irospan 24 / 6, Maxaron Forte, Nephron-FA, Ferotrin, Hematogen Forte, Myferon 150 Forte, FeRiva, FeRivaFA, Fumatinic, Hemetab, MyKidz Iron, Niron Komplete, Nufera, Proferrin-Forte, TL Icon

Drug class: iron products, vitamin and mineral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
pyridoxine Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: pyridoxine systemic

Brand names:  Vitamin B6, Aminoxin

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
epoetin alfa Rx C N 3 reviews
5.0

Generic name: epoetin alfa systemic

Brand names:  Procrit, Epogen

Drug class: recombinant human erythropoietins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
oxymetholone Rx X 3 1 review
10

Generic name: oxymetholone systemic

Brand name:  Anadrol-50

Drug class: androgens and anabolic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
lenalidomide Rx X N Add review Add

Generic name: lenalidomide systemic

Brand name:  Revlimid

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics, other immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
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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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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
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 of the drug 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 of the drug 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 of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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