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Epoetin Alfa

In the US, Epoetin Alfa (epoetin alfa systemic) is a member of the drug class recombinant human erythropoietins and is used to treat Anemia, Anemia Associated with Chronic Renal Failure, Anemia Prior to Surgery, Anemia - Chemotherapy Induced and Anemia - Drug Induced.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antianemic agent

Hematopoietic growth factor

Chemical Name

Human 1-165-erytropoietin, glycoform α

Foreign Names

  • Epoetinum alfa (Latin)
  • Epoetin alfa (German)
  • Époétine alfa (French)
  • Epoetina alfa (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • Abseamed
    Medice, Czech Republic; Medice, Germany; Medice, Poland; Medice Arzneimittel, Greece; Medice Arzneimittel Putter, Cyprus; Medice Pharma, Austria; Medice-D, Italy
  • Alveritin
    Alvartis Pharma, Mexico
  • Binocrit
    IDT, Georgia; Sandoz, Austria; Sandoz, Belgium; Sandoz, Switzerland; Sandoz, Cyprus; Sandoz, Czech Republic; Sandoz, France; Sandoz, United Kingdom; Sandoz, Greece; Sandoz, Croatia (Hrvatska); Sandoz, Hungary; Sandoz, Israel; Sandoz, Italy; Sandoz, Lithuania; Sandoz, Latvia; Sandoz, Malaysia; Sandoz, Poland; Sandoz, Romania; Sandoz, Sweden; Sandoz, Slovakia; Sandoz Farmaceutica, Spain
  • Efotin
    Beijing Four Rings, Philippines
  • Epiao
    Shenyang Sunshine Pharmaceutical, Thailand
  • Epoetin
    Incepta, Bangladesh
  • Epoetin Alfa BS
    JCR Pharmaceuticals, Japan
  • Epoetin alfa Hexal
    Hexal, Lithuania
  • Epoetin alfa HEXAL
    Hexal, Germany; Hexal Polska, Poland
  • Epogen
    Amgen, United States; Harbin, Philippines
  • Epokine
    CJ, Myanmar; CJ Corp, Philippines; CJ Corp, Thailand
  • Epopen
    Laboratorios Dr. Esteve, Spain
  • Eporon
    Dem Ilaç, Turkey; Dong-A Pharm, Thailand
  • Eposino
    Shandong Kexing, Philippines
  • Eposis
    Daewoong, Thailand
  • Epovax
    Rabvax & Serum Asia Pharma, Philippines
  • Epoyet
    Procaps, Colombia
  • Eprex
    Cilag, Hong Kong; Cilag, Lebanon; Cilag, Serbia; Janssen, Australia; Janssen, Brazil; Janssen, Canada; Janssen, Finland; Janssen, Hungary; Janssen, Ireland; Janssen, Malaysia; Janssen, Norway; Janssen, New Zealand; Janssen, Philippines; Janssen, Singapore; Janssen, Thailand; Janssen, Taiwan; Janssen, Venezuela; Janssen, South Africa; Janssen Cilag, Netherlands; Janssen Pharmaceutica, Bulgaria; Janssen-Cilag, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Janssen-Cilag, Belgium; Janssen-Cilag, Switzerland; Janssen-Cilag, Czech Republic; Janssen-Cilag, Denmark; Janssen-Cilag, France; Janssen-Cilag, United Kingdom; Janssen-Cilag, Greece; Janssen-Cilag, Italy; Janssen-Cilag, Malta; Janssen-Cilag, Oman; Janssen-Cilag, Poland; Janssen-Cilag, Portugal; Janssen-Cilag, Vietnam; Janssen-Cilag International, Cyprus; Janssen-Cilag Ltd, Myanmar; Johnson & Johnson, Croatia (Hrvatska); Johnson & Johnson, Indonesia; Johnson & Johnson, Lithuania; Johnson&Johnson, Romania; Santa-Farma, Turkey; Unimed & Unihealth, Bangladesh
  • Eritrelan
    Complex Therapeutics, Chile
  • Eritrogen
    Bioprofarma, Argentina
  • Eritromax
    Laboratorios Biosano, Chile
  • Eritropoyetina Alfa
    Roemmers, Peru
  • Erypo
    Janssen-Cilag Pharma, Austria
    Janssen-Cilag, Germany
  • Erypro
    Biocon, India
  • Erypro Save
    Biocon, India
  • Espo
    Kyowa Hakko Kirin, Japan
  • Espogen
    LG Life Sciences, Thailand
  • Exetin-A
    Pisa, Mexico
  • Hema-Plus
    APEXCELA, Thailand
  • Hemapo
    Kalbe, Indonesia; Kalbe Farma, Myanmar
  • Hemax
    Bio Sidus, Thailand; Bio Sidus, Tunisia; Farmindustria, Peru; Interpharm, Ecuador; Sidus, Argentina
  • Hepta
    Roemmers, Chile
  • Hypercrit
    Biogalenic, Venezuela; Delta Farma, Argentina; Pentafarma, Chile
  • Nanokine
    Nanogen Pharma, Myanmar
  • Proclat Alfa
    AC Farma, Peru
  • Procrit
    Centocor, United States
  • Renogen
    Biomedis, Philippines; Great Eastern, Thailand
  • Repretin
    Sedico, Georgia
  • Wepox
    Wockhardt, India


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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