Agents which improve the quality of the blood, increasing the hemoglobin level and the number of erythrocytes. They are used in the treatment of anemias.
DrugDrug NameDrug Indication
DB00012Darbepoetin alfaFor the treatment of anemia (from renal transplants or certain HIV treatment)
DB00016ErythropoietinIndicated in adult and paediatric patients for the: - treatment of anemia due to Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in patients on dialysis and not on dialysis. - treatment of anemia due to zidovudine in patients with HIV-infection. - treatment of anemia due to the effects of concomitant myelosuppressive chemotherapy, and upon initiation, there is a minimum of two additional months of planned chemotherapy. - reduction of allogeneic RBC transfusions in patients undergoing elective, noncardiac, nonvascular surgery.
DB00158Folic acidFolic acid is indicated for the treatment of folic acid deficiency, megaloblastic anemia, and in anemias of nutritional origins, pregnancy, infancy, or childhood.
DB00200HydroxocobalaminFor treatment of pernicious anemia and the prevention and treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency arising from alcoholism, malabsorption, tapeworm infestation, celiac, hyperthyroidism, hepatic-biliary tract disease, persistent diarrhea, ileal resection, pancreatic cancer, renal disease, prolonged stress, vegan diets, macrobiotic diets or other restrictive diets. Also for the treatment of known or suspected cyanide poisoning.
DB00893Iron DextranFor treatment of patients with documented iron deficiency in whom oral administration is unsatisfactory or impossible. Also used to replenish body iron stores in Non-Dialysis Dependent-Chronic Kidney Disease (NDD-CKD) patients receiving or not receiving erythropoietin and in Hemodialysis Dependent (HDD-CKD) and Peritoneal Dialysis Dependent (PDD-CKD) - Chronic Kidney Disease patients receiving an erythropoietin.
DB06215FerumoxytolThis drug is indicated for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia in adult patients who have experienced intolerance to oral iron or have experienced an unsatisfactory response to oral iron or who have chronic kidney disease (CKD) [FDA label].
DB09146Iron sucroseIron sucrose is elemental iron as an injection. It replenishes body iron stores in patients with iron deficiency.
DB11171Ferric sulfateFerric sulfate was first used in dermatology as part of the Monsel's solution. This solution is an antihemorrhagic agent used in skin and mucosal biopsies. The use of ferric sulfate in dermatology is under review as ferric sulfate is corrosive and injurious and it can cause degenerative changes that are not observed with other alternatives like collagen.[A32357] Ferric sulfate is also used as a coagulative and hemostatic agent. It is a mechanic hemostatic agent used directly on the damaged tissue.[A32355] In dentistry, ferric sulfate is used as a pulpotomy medicament to control pulpal bleeding, as an antibacterial agent and as a hemostatic reagent for restorative dentistry, for postextraction hemorrhage and for periradicular and endodontic surgery.[A32356]
DB11209Iron protein succinylateNot Available
DB13257Ferrous sulfate anhydrousFor the prevention and treatment of iron deficiency anemia [L2252].
DB00019PegfilgrastimPegfilgrastim is indicated for use in patients receiving myelosuppressive chemotherapy for non-myeloid malignancies to reduce the incidence of infection. It is also indicated to increase in patients with acute myelosuppresive radiation exposure.
DB05332RomiplostimTreatment of chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura.
DB06210EltrombopagThrombopoietin receptor agonists are pharmaceutical agents that stimulate platelet production in the bone marrow. In this, they differ from the previously discussed agents that act by attempting to curtail platelet destruction.
DB06809PlerixaforUsed in combination with granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF, filgrastim) to mobilize hematopoietic stem cells to the peripheral blood for collection and subsequent autologous transplantation in patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) and multiple myeloma (MM).
DB09107Methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin betaFor the treatment of patients with anaemia associated with chronic kidney disease. Not a substitute for RBC transfusion if immediate correction of anemia is required.
DB14488Ferrous gluconateUsed in preventing and treating iron-deficiency anemia.
DB12208Iron isomaltoside 1000Not Available
DB14489Ferrous succinateUsed in preventing and treating iron-deficiency anemia.
DrugDrug NameTargetType
DB00012Darbepoetin alfaErythropoietin receptortarget
DB00016ErythropoietinErythropoietin receptortarget
DB00158Folic acidFolate receptor gammatarget
DB00158Folic acidFolate receptor betatarget
DB00158Folic acidMethylenetetrahydrofolate reductaseenzyme
DB00158Folic acidMultidrug resistance-associated protein 4transporter
DB00158Folic acidSolute carrier family 22 member 6transporter
DB00158Folic acidCanalicular multispecific organic anion transporter 2transporter
DB00158Folic acidATP-binding cassette sub-family C member 11transporter
DB00158Folic acidATP-binding cassette sub-family G member 2transporter
DB00158Folic acidProton-coupled folate transportertransporter
DB00158Folic acidMitochondrial folate transporter/carriertransporter
DB00158Folic acidGamma-glutamyl hydrolaseenzyme
DB00158Folic acidFolate receptor alphatarget
DB00158Folic acidDihydrofolate reductaseenzyme
DB00200HydroxocobalaminMethylmalonic aciduria type A protein, mitochondrialtarget
DB00200HydroxocobalaminProtein amnionlesstarget
DB00200HydroxocobalaminMethylmalonyl-CoA mutase, mitochondrialtarget
DB00200HydroxocobalaminMethionine synthase reductasetarget
DB00200HydroxocobalaminCob(I)yrinic acid a,c-diamide adenosyltransferase, mitochondrialtarget
DB00200HydroxocobalaminMethionine synthasetarget
DB00200HydroxocobalaminMethylmalonic aciduria and homocystinuria type C proteintarget
DB00893Iron DextranHemoglobin subunit betatarget
DB00893Iron DextranHemoglobin subunit alphatarget
DB00893Iron DextranFerritin heavy chaintarget
DB00893Iron DextranFerritin light chaintarget
DB00893Iron DextranSerotransferrincarrier
DB06215FerumoxytolFerritin light chaintransporter
DB06215FerumoxytolFerritin heavy chaintransporter
DB09146Iron sucroseHemoglobin subunit alphatarget
DB09146Iron sucroseSerotransferrincarrier
DB13257Ferrous sulfate anhydrousSerotransferrintransporter
DB13257Ferrous sulfate anhydrousFerritin light chaintransporter
DB13257Ferrous sulfate anhydrousFerritin heavy chaintransporter
DB13257Ferrous sulfate anhydrousDivalent metal ion transporter 1transporter
DB13257Ferrous sulfate anhydrousIron binding protein FbpAtransporter
DB13257Ferrous sulfate anhydrousNADH dehydrogenase [ubiquinone] iron-sulfur protein 8, mitochondrialenzyme
DB13257Ferrous sulfate anhydrousSuccinate dehydrogenase [ubiquinone] flavoprotein subunit, mitochondrialenzyme
DB13257Ferrous sulfate anhydrousXanthine dehydrogenase/oxidaseenzyme
DB13257Ferrous sulfate anhydrousAconitate hydratase, mitochondrialenzyme
DB13257Ferrous sulfate anhydrousCytochrome P450 4A11enzyme
DB13257Ferrous sulfate anhydrousSulfite oxidase, mitochondrialenzyme
DB13257Ferrous sulfate anhydrousMyeloperoxidaseenzyme
DB13257Ferrous sulfate anhydrousCatalaseenzyme
DB13257Ferrous sulfate anhydrousNitric oxide synthase, inducibleenzyme
DB13257Ferrous sulfate anhydrousProstaglandin G/H synthase 1enzyme
DB13257Ferrous sulfate anhydrousProstaglandin G/H synthase 2enzyme
DB13257Ferrous sulfate anhydrousTryptophan 5-hydroxylase 1enzyme
DB13257Ferrous sulfate anhydrousProlyl 4-hydroxylase subunit alpha-1enzyme
DB13257Ferrous sulfate anhydrousRibonucleoside-diphosphate reductase large subunitenzyme
DB13257Ferrous sulfate anhydrousPterin-4-alpha-carbinolamine dehydrataseenzyme
DB13257Ferrous sulfate anhydrousTrimethyllysine dioxygenase, mitochondrialenzyme
DB13257Ferrous sulfate anhydrousCeruloplasminenzyme
DB13257Ferrous sulfate anhydrousFree radicalstarget
DB00019PegfilgrastimGranulocyte colony-stimulating factor receptortarget
DB00019PegfilgrastimNeutrophil elastasetarget
DB05332RomiplostimThrombopoietin receptortarget
DB06210EltrombopagThrombopoietin receptortarget
DB06210EltrombopagCytochrome P450 2C8enzyme
DB06210EltrombopagCytochrome P450 1A2enzyme
DB06210EltrombopagUDP-glucuronosyltransferase 1-1enzyme
DB06210EltrombopagUDP-glucuronosyltransferase 1-3enzyme
DB06210EltrombopagSolute carrier organic anion transporter family member 1B1transporter
DB06210EltrombopagATP-binding cassette sub-family G member 2transporter
DB06210EltrombopagUDP-glucuronosyltransferase 1-9enzyme
DB06809PlerixaforC-X-C chemokine receptor type 4target
DB09107Methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin betaErythropoietin receptortarget
DB14488Ferrous gluconateTransferrin receptor protein 1target
DB14488Ferrous gluconateEgl nine homolog 1target
DB14488Ferrous gluconateHistone deacetylase 8target
DB14488Ferrous gluconateAlpha-hemoglobin-stabilizing proteintarget
DB14488Ferrous gluconateHemoglobin subunit alphatarget
DB14488Ferrous gluconateFrataxin, mitochondrialtarget
DB14488Ferrous gluconateFerritin heavy chaintarget
DB14488Ferrous gluconateFlap endonuclease 1target
DB14488Ferrous gluconateEndonuclease 8-like 1target
DB14488Ferrous gluconateEndonuclease 8-like 2target
DB14488Ferrous gluconateDNA polymerase betatarget
DB14488Ferrous gluconateCeruloplasmintarget
DB14488Ferrous gluconateSerotransferrintarget
DB14489Ferrous succinateTransferrin receptor protein 1target
DB14489Ferrous succinateEgl nine homolog 1target
DB14489Ferrous succinateHistone deacetylase 8target
DB14489Ferrous succinateAlpha-hemoglobin-stabilizing proteintarget
DB14489Ferrous succinateHemoglobin subunit alphatarget
DB14489Ferrous succinateFrataxin, mitochondrialtarget
DB14489Ferrous succinateFerritin heavy chaintarget
DB14489Ferrous succinateFlap endonuclease 1target
DB14489Ferrous succinateEndonuclease 8-like 1target
DB14489Ferrous succinateEndonuclease 8-like 2target
DB14489Ferrous succinateDNA polymerase betatarget
DB14489Ferrous succinateCeruloplasmintarget
DB14489Ferrous succinateSerotransferrintarget