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What is the Generic Name for Epogen?
What is the Trade Name for Epoetin?
What are the Indications of Epoetin (Epogen)?
What are the Actions of Epoetin (Epogen)?
Stimulates erythropoesis (production of RBCs)
What is the Therapeutic Class of Epoetin (Epogen)?
What is the Pharmacologic Class of Epoetin (Epogen)?
What are the Nursing Considerations of Epoetin (Epogen)?
Contraindicated in albumin hypersensitivity
May cause seizures, CHF, MI, CVA, HTN
Monitor blood pressure during therapy
Monitor for signs of anemia
Assess dialysis shunts
Monitor bleeding times
Initiate seizure precautions
Do not shake vial
More information on Erythropoiesis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erythropoiesis)
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