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Treatments not recommended for anaemia
The following treatments have not been shown to give extra benefit for treating anaemia in people who have chronic kidney disease, and you should not be offered them to treat anaemia. However, you may still be taking them for other reasons:
medicines called androgens
nutritional supplements, such as vitamin C, folic acid or carnitine.
If having a kidney transplant is an option for you, blood transfusions should be avoided where possible. However, sometimes transfusions may be necessary because of your medical condition.