Chronic renal failure patient
Initially 60 u/kg IV for 1-2 mins 3 times/wk, may be increased by 25 u/kg in 4-wk period. Cancer patient on chemotherapy
Initially 150 u/kg SC 3 times a wk, may be increased up to 300 u/kg 3 times/wk if response is unsatisfactory after 8 wk of therapy. Patient scheduled for autologous blood donation program
Initially 150-300 u/kg twice wkly for 3 wk to elevate RBC levels. Max: 600 u/kg to promote erythropoiesis.