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Drug - Epogen (epoetin alfa)

Revised November 2010

Preferred: Procrit  (epoetin alfa)
Nonpreferred: Epogen (epoetin alfa)


  • Procrit and Epogen are both manufactured by Amgen
  • Procrit is distributed by Ortho Biotech
  • Epogen is distributed by Amgen
  • Both products are available in the same strengths and package sizes
  • Both products share the same warnings and precautions
  • Both products are dosed as Units per Kg


A PA may be provided temporarily during the period of Epogen and Procrit recalls effective November 3, 2010.

Established criteria

Patient is self-administering and because of mental health disabilities, cannot be switched to the preferred epoetin alpha, Procrit. 


MHCP Provider Call Center 651-431-2700 or 800-366-5411

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