Table 4. Different formulations of epoetin alfa and beta marketed in different parts of the world

Epoetin AlfaEpoetin Beta
USCanadaEuropeAustraliaEurope
a Sodium phosphate only included in multidose vials containing 40,000 IU/ml.
b Preservative free vials also available.
Epogen, ProcritEprex multiuse vialsEprex single-use syringesEprexEprexNeoRecormon
Human albuminYesYes
Sodium chlorideYesYesYesYesYesYes
Calcium chlorideYes
Sodium citrateYesYesYes
Citric acidYesYes
Sodium phosphateYesaYesYesYes
UreaYes
Polysorbate 80YesYesYes
Polysorbate 20Yes
GlycineYesYesYesYes
LeucineYes
IsoleucineYes
ThreonineYes
Glutamic acidYes
PhenylalanineYes
OtherBenzyl alcoholbBenzyl alcohol