Anaemia of chronic renal failure
Adult: Given via SC route: 60 units/kg/wk for 4 wk. Dose may be divided to be given on daily or 3 times/wk. When admin via IV, initial dose: 40 units/kg 3 times/wk for 4 wk. May be increased to 80 units/kg 3 times/wk. For SC and IV routes, subsequent doses can be increased at 60 units/kg/wk until target is reached.
Increase yield of autologous blood
Adult: 200-800 units/kg by IV inj, or 150-600 units/kg by SC inj, twice weekly for 4 weeks before surgery.
Anaemia of prematurity
Adult: 250 units/kg 3 times wkly. Treatment should be started as early as possible and continued for 6 wk.
Anaemia related to non-myeloid malignant disease chemotherapy
Adult: 450 units/kg weekly as a single dose or divided into 3-7 doses. May double dose after 4 weeks, if necessary. Discontinue treatment if no adequate response achieved after 4 weeks at higher dose.