Epoetin alfa (Procrit)

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General information

Class/mechanism: Erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA), stimulates division and differentiation of erythroid precursors.[1][2][3][4]
Route: SC, IV
Extravasation: no information

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Patient drug information

History of changes in FDA indication

  • 6/1/1989: Initial FDA approval

Also known as

  • Generic names: Erythropoetin, Erythropoietin
  • Brand names: Ceriton, Dynepo, Epoch, Epofer, Epogen, Epogin, Epoimmun, Epomax, Epopen, Epox, Epoyet, Eprex, Eritrelan, Erypo, Erythrostim, Espo, Globuren, Hemapo, Hemax, LG Espogen, Procrit, Recormon, Vepox, Vintor, Wepox


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Epoetin alfa (Procrit) package insert
  2. Epoetin alfa (Procrit) package insert (locally hosted backup)
  3. Procrit manufacturer's website
  4. As of 4/14/2017, use of this medication in patients with oncologic diagnoses no longer requires enrollment in the ESA APPRISE Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Program
  5. Epoetin alfa (Procrit) patient instructions for use
  6. Epoetin alfa (Procrit) patient instructions for use (locally hosted backup)
  7. Epoetin alfa (Procrit) patient drug information (Chemocare)
  8. Epoetin alfa (Procrit) patient drug information (UpToDate)