- aplastic anemia
Epoetin alfa can help improve red blood cell counts in bone marrow failure disease patients whose natural erythropoietin levels are low. It is given by injection under the skin (subcutaneous) or in the vein (intravenous). Epoetin alfa is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating anemia. It is in a class of drugs called growth factors (cytokines).