side effects

Last reviewed 01/2018

Side effects include:

  • increased blood pressure
  • thrombosis of vascular access sites
  • 'flu-like symptoms
  • seizures
  • skin reactions

There have been 40 cases of confirmed or suspected pure red cell aplasia reported worldwide in chronic renal failure patients treated with epoetin alfa (1). The estimated reporting rate of this suspected adverse reaction is less than 1:10,000 patients (1).


  1. Current Problems in Pharmacovigilance (2002), 28, 1-3.