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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 3,037 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 3,034 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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every two weeks. I'm switching from Epogen to Aranesp
...to do a hemoglobin every two weeks. I'm switching from Epogen to Aranesp...
then for insurance reasons had to be switched to epogen...
...Junglegirlissue; My husband has had MDS-RCMD for two years. He was getting aranesp every two weeks then for insurance reasons had to be switched to epogen/procrit. His hgb fluctuated but he...
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...
YRS AGO. NEEDED LESS OFTEN THAN EPOGEN, AND WORKED VERY...
...(9 YRS) - USED ARANESP THRU CANCER CENTER ...OFTEN THAN EPOGEN, ...
of) I myself have taken Epo (Epogen in USA / Eprex in...
...of) I myself have taken Epo (Epogen in USA / Eprex in ...a longer acting one called Aranesp (same in USA as Canada) ...for me. Epo / Aranesp is wonderful as you don't want...
of) I myself have taken Epo (Epogen in USA / Eprex in...
...of) I myself have taken Epo (Epogen in USA / Eprex in ...a longer acting one called Aranesp (same in USA as Canada) ...for me. Epo / Aranesp is wonderful as you don't want...
for that.  Maria was given Epogen since birth SubQ, and I...
...effects.  I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and have ...that.  Maria was given Epogen since birth SubQ, ...They did switch her to Aranesp awhile ago, and it has worked well.  With Aranesp she only ...
It is possible to be allergic to Epogen. Here is a link to...
...to be allergic to Epogen. Here is a ...from the drug: http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic/epogen_ad.htm. That said, EPOGEN ...Most people don't have problems with it--though some do. Aranes...
Inj I HAVE BEEN ON THIS SHOT FOR YEARS AND IT HAS HELPED...
...Epogen Inj I HAVE BEEN ON THIS SHOT FOR YEARS AND IT HAS HELPED ...FEEL TERRRIBLE. COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME IF THIS MED IS A LOT DIFFERENT THA...
they hurt so now I use EPOGEN and take 4,500 units a week....
bikerchick, I used aranesp 2X a month for awhile ...hurt so now I use EPOGEN and take 4,500 units a ...it doesn't hurt at all. Like chefnancy, it has given me a lot...
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