Also known as Eprex, Epogen, and Procrit
Erythropoietin, also known as erythropoetin or erthropoyetin (/ɨˌrɪθrɵˈpɔɪ.ɨtɨn/, /ɨˌrɪθrɵˈpɔɪtən/, and /ɨˌriːθrɵ-/) or EPO, is a glycoprotein hormone that controls erythropoiesis, or red blood cell production. It is a cytokine (protein signaling molecule) for erythrocyte (red blood cell) precursors in the bone marrow. Human EPO has a molecular weight of 34 kDa.Source: Wikipedia
Estimated Total Cost: $803.83 for an average of 21 days supply
Patients are most commonly prescribed epoetin alfa to treat anemia, chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, and anemia due to chronic kidney disease.