getting sufficient oxygenated blood. Therefore, antiplatelet drugs such as aspirin are use in reducing the risk of death or nonfatal MI for patients with unstable angina. The dose of aspirin is usually 81mg chewable daily. Hematopoietic growth factors are glycoproteins that control proliferation and differentiation of hematopoietic progenitor cells in bone marrow (Woo & Robinson, 2015). Epoetin alfa is used to treat anemia in chronic renal failure or anemias secondary to cancer
chemotherapy or HIV treatment, bone marrow transplantation, AIDS, cancer. Epoetin alfa is generally recommended subcutaneous route of administration although intravenous and intraperitoneal routes have been used to administer epoetin alfa (Amgem, 2018). Epoetin alfa canbe given once, twice, or thrice weekly depending on the clinical status of the patient as per the level of hemoglobin maintained. For patients on dialysis, epoetin alfa is given three times a week(Amgen, 2018). Hematocrit and hemoglobin levels are the tests to be monitored (Amgen, 2018).An anticoagulant lake Warfarin prevents the formation of a blood clots in patients by
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