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Aranesp vs. Epogen for Anemia

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Aranesp

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Other Names: Procrit   Epoetin Alfa   Eprex
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 3,059 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 2,923 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Darbepoetin alfa (International Nonproprietary Name) is a synthetic form of erythropoietin. It stimulates erythropoiesis (increases red blood cell levels) and is used to treat anemia, commonly associated with chronic renal failure and cancer chemotherap... Read more on Wikipedia
Epoetin alfa (International Nonproprietary Name) is human erythropoietin produced in cell culture using recombinant DNA technology. It stimulates erythropoiesis (increases red blood cell levels) and is used to treat anemia, commonly associated with chro... Read more on Wikipedia
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What patients are saying about Aranesp vs. Epogen

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injected too fast, he hasn't had any noticeable side effects...
...has gotten Aranesp and at others time Epogen or Procrit. Except for some minor pain when the shots is being given, if it is injected too fast, he hasn't had any noticeable side effects. That is...
a hemoglobin every two weeks. I'm switching from Epogen to...
...to do a hemoglobin every two weeks. I'm switching from Epogen to Aranesp...
Epogen because my hemoglobin levels were great.  I...
...Pre-dialysis, I took Aranesp shot at my ...own shot of Epogen M/W/F when my numbers were low.  Some months they would discontinue Epogen because my hemoglobin levels were great.  ...
better...but maybe the one remaining kidney doesn't work...
...Epogen does seem to be helping her! I'll mention the ...useful. darbepoetin (Aranesp �) Lara, I don't think Epogen makes the kidneys better...but maybe the one remaining kidney doesn't work ...
a newer drug that works like EPOGEN or PROCRIT but is long...
...40. I have started on ARANESP. 100mcg given by injection every 2 weeks for the anemia. This is a newer drug that works like EPOGEN or PROCRIT but is ...My nephrologist has limited protein int...
newer\ drug that works like EPOGEN or PROCRIT but is long...
...I have started on ARANESP.\ 100mcg given by injection every 2 weeks for the anemia. This is a newer\ drug that works like EPOGEN or PROCRIT but ...My nephrologist\ has limited protein intake ...
of) I myself have taken Epo (Epogen in USA / Eprex in...
...myself have taken Epo (Epogen in USA / ...longer acting one called Aranesp (same in USA as Canada) which works well for me. Epo / Aranesp is wonderful as you don't ...pills (I take Ferrous Gl...
of) I myself have taken Epo (Epogen in USA / Eprex in...
...myself have taken Epo (Epogen in USA / ...longer acting one called Aranesp (same in USA as Canada) which works well for me. Epo / Aranesp is wonderful as you don't ...pills (I take Ferrous Gl...
my dose when I didn't respond as well as they wanted....
...well. I never took Aranesp but I did take Epogen and they increased my dose when I didn't respond as well as they wanted. Perhaps they can...
for that.  Maria was given Epogen since birth SubQ, and I...
...for that.  Maria was given Epogen since birth SubQ, and ...Epo via IV if she needed dialysis.  They did switch her to Aranesp awhile ago, and it has worked well.  With Aranesp she only needs it ...
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