Epoetin can cause Reference high blood pressure Opens New Window. Drugs are available to treat high blood pressure.
It may be dangerous to use erythropoietin stimulators to increase your red blood cell (hemoglobin) levels above 12 g/dL. Hemoglobin levels that are too high may increase your risk for death, heart failure, heart attack, and stroke. Talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits of this medicine. Tell him or her about the concerns you may have, and keep all your appointments for blood tests.
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference is not available in all systems.)
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: December 17, 2010|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Brian Leber, MDCM, FRCPC - Hematology