Erythropoietin Stimulating Agents
- stimulates red blood cell production
- Monitor hemoglobin closely - should never excede 12g/dl
- SA: hypertension, headache, arthalgias, N&V&D, edema, fatigue, chest pain, injection site skin reaction, asthenia, dizziness, seizures, thrombosis, allergic reactions.
- Contra: uncontrolled hypertension, known hypersensitivity to mammalian cell-derived products, known hypersensitivity to human albumin or polysorbate.