Why It Is Used
Cancer and treatment for cancer can cause your blood cell counts to drop very low. Epoetin is used to bring your blood cell count up as soon as possible. It is also used to prevent and treat some types of anemia, such as those caused by Reference kidney disease Opens New Window.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: December 17, 2010|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Brian Leber, MDCM, FRCPC - Hematology