Blood Modifiers

 

Blood modifiers work by stimulating bone marrow to produce more cells and they affect certain diseases such as cancer and chronic kidney failure. In reviewing the therapeutic category of blood modifiers, there are 3 areas of focus: red blood cells (erythropoiesis growth factors, ie, Procrit, Epogen); white blood cells (myeloid growth factors, ie, Neupogen, Leukine, Neulasta); and platelets (thrombopoietic growth factors, ie, Neumega). All of these products work by stimulating bone marrow to produce more cells.¹

Blood Test

¹ Pharmacy Times; Todd Cooperman, PharmD, RPh, PAHM, and Russel Allinson, RPh, MS; January 2011; Specialty-0111