Anemia

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Anemia ( American and British English spelling differences number Simplification of ae and oe anaemia and an mia from Gr...
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Procrit 3,810 Ferrous Sulfate 1,202 Slow Fe 962
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Aranesp
VS.
Epogen
Other name: Procrit (Procrit)
3.0
2.5
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Anemia
Myelodysplastic Syndrome
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Anemia
Kidney Failure
Method of use:
Injection
Method of use:
Injection
Prescribing mode:
Rx
Prescribing mode:
Rx
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...
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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...
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Top Concerns
Ara
Nausea
8
Infection
6
Bone Pain
5
Weakness
5
Blood Clots
4
Kidney Disease
4
Fever
3
Stroke
3
Diabetes
3
Heart Attack
3
Top Concerns
Epo
Kidney Disease
7
Weakness
4
Infection
4
Fainting
4
Diabetes
3
Blood Clots
3
Stroke
3
Heart Attack
3
Depression
3
Hemolytic Anemia
3
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Aranesp
Ara
Epogen
Epo
Nausea
Ara
Epo
8
0
Infection
Ara
Epo
6
4
Bone Pain
Ara
Epo
5
0
Weakness
Ara
Epo
5
4
Blood Clots
Ara
Epo
4
3
Kidney Disease
Ara
Epo
4
7
Fever
Ara
Epo
3
0
Stroke
Ara
Epo
3
3
Diabetes
Ara
Epo
3
3
Heart Attack
Ara
Epo
3
3
Kidney Disease
Epo
Ara
7
4
Weakness
Epo
Ara
4
5
Infection
Epo
Ara
4
6
Fainting
Epo
Ara
4
0
Diabetes
Epo
Ara
3
3
Blood Clots
Epo
Ara
3
4
Stroke
Epo
Ara
3
3
Heart Attack
Epo
Ara
3
3
Depression
Epo
Ara
3
0
Hemolytic Anemia
Epo
Ara
3
0
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About Aranesp
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...
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Aranesp
About Epogen
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...
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Post from
ihatedialysis.com
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... "

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ihatedialysis.com
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. ... "

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petoftheday.com
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...
" ...for the anemia. This is a newer drug that works like EPOGEN or PROCRIT but is long acting. Right @ $500.00 a dose but fortunately my insurance covers it. My nephrologist has limited protein inta... "

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 ... "

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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... "

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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... "

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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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... "

works the same way as Epogen...it helped my husband a...
" ...an injection of medication called Aranesp. That is what they are using here instead of Epogen. I don't know if it ...you could find out if Aranesp works the same way as Epogen...it helped my h... "

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