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myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS, formerly known as "preleukemia") are a diverse collection of hematology (blood-related) medical condit...
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Aranesp vs Neupogen

Aranesp
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Neupogen
Other name: Filgrastim (Filgrastim)
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Low WBC
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Myelodysplastic Syndrome*
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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...
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Filgrastim is a granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) analog used to stimulate the proliferation and differentiation of granulocytes. It is produced by recombinant DNA technology. The gene for human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor is inser...
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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...
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Filgrastim is a granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) analog used to stimulate the proliferation and differentiation of granulocytes. It is produced by recombinant DNA technology. The gene for human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor is inser...
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are low - so they give me Neupogen shots. When you are on a...
" ...week, my white counts are low - so they give me Neupogen shots. When you are on a 3-week chemo schedule, ...red count can also be controlled with Procrit or Aranesp. I also had chemo 13 years ago, and I... "

f Aranesp doesn�t have effect she could have transfusions w...
" Hi Suzanne, I don�t think your mothers MDS is totally out of control only because her HGB and WBC count are low. Both these ...can be treated . If Aranesp doesn�t have effect she could have transfusions... "

go figure. They also give me Aranesp to boost my red blood...
" I had been receiving Neupogen shots - 3 or them ...most uncomfortable. Now they give me 1 Neulasta shot when I finish ...until the next chemo. That one shot costs more than 3 Neupogen shots, go figure.... "

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it was because I took the Aranesp and Neulasta the same...
" ...and the beloved Riba. I wish the doc would give me the neupogen to take, but he won't. ...Perhaps it was because I took the Aranesp and Neulasta the same day?... "

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and the hemo gave me Aranesp , which is the same as proc...
" I had Neulasta several weeks ago instead of Neupogen. My hemo says he likes it better. I slept ...before. The hemoglobin went down and the hemo gave me Aranesp , which is the same as procrit except is... "

d to start Neupogen. I'm already on Aranesp. Are any of...
" ...nodes with metastasis. I started Oxilipatin, Leukovorin and 5-FU on Oct. ...I might need to start Neupogen. I'm already on Aranesp. Are any of you getting Aloxi for nausea. I just think its a... "

tx and had to take Neupogen to keep WBC above 3....
" ...WBC? Have you ever had Aranesp for low RBC or Neupogen for low WMC? I think you would ...stayed around 10 with the Aranesp throughout tx and had to take Neupogen to keep WBC above 3. ...retinas. This is... "

ow HGB. Have you tried Aranesp or similar drugs ? If you...
" ...72 . Of cause you are tired! Tell your doctor that ...low HGB. Have you tried Aranesp or similar drugs ? If ...Desferal 4 days with transfusions, Neupogen 2 injections/week,... "

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take you off the Neupogen. Just a guess. They sure sound t...
" ...to deal with. I have heard Neumega is nasty too. Did ...Maybe you could ask about Aranesp , like procrit but pegalated. ...Neumega is like Neulasta or Neupogen. Otherwise why would he take you off the... "

neupogen shots I thought i was getting better. My ONC...
" ...waking me up in the night. Had my first aranesp shot Thursday - boy does that sting. Thought I ...but since my husband started giving me neupogen shots I thought i was getting better. My ONC said I... "

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