Epoetin alfa-epbx (Retacrit)
Class/mechanism: Erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA), stimulates division and differentiation of erythroid precursors. A biosimilar of epoetin.
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History of changes in FDA indication
- 5/15/2018: FDA approved "for the treatment of anemia due to chronic kidney disease (CKD) in patients on dialysis and not on dialysis, use of zidovudine in patients with HIV infection, and the effects of concomitant myelosuppressive chemotherapy. It is also approved for the reduction of allogeneic red blood cell transfusions in patients undergoing elective, noncardiac, nonvascular surgery."
Also known as
- Brand name: Retacrit