erythropoietin   Click here for help

GtoPdb Ligand ID: 4921

Synonyms: Epogen® | Procrit®
Approved drug
erythropoietin is an approved drug (FDA (no history prior to 1989 available))
Comment: Recombinant forms of human erythropoietin (epoetins), are contained in various approved drugs with INNs that reflect the different glycoform structures formed by different manufacturing processes. The table below provides details of the epoetin alpha originator drug and biosimilars that are currently approved for use by the US FDA and/or the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Epoetin alpha and biosimilar drugs.

INNTrade names (authorisation holder)First FDA approvalFirst EMA approval
epoetin alfaBinocrit (Sandoz), Abseamed (Medice Arzneimittel Pütter), Epogen (Amgen), Procrit (Janssen)19892007
epoetin betaNeoRecormon, Recormon (both Roche)n/a1997
epoetin zeta (a.k.a. epoetin alfa-epbx)Silapo (Stada Arzneimitte), Retacrit (Hospira)20182007
epoetin thetaBiopoin (Teva), Eporatio (Ratiopharm)n/a2009
Species: Human
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1. Fan Q, Leuther KK, Holmes CP, Fong KL, Zhang J, Velkovska S, Chen MJ, Mortensen RB, Leu K, Green JM et al.. (2006)
Preclinical evaluation of Hematide, a novel erythropoiesis stimulating agent, for the treatment of anemia.
Exp Hematol, 34 (10): 1303-11. [PMID:16982323]