Aranesp vs Epogen

Aranesp
(Rx)
Epogen
(Rx)
Aranesp is an erythropoietin.
Epogen is an erythropoietin.
Satisfaction Score
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3.8
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anemia
3.6
Concern level
1.5
Helpfulness
for Anemia
3.5
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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September 17, 2001
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
3,934 Discussions
3,686 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
Aranesp is prescribed for Anemia and Myelodysplastic Syndrome and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anemia
Epogen is prescribed for Anemia and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Ara
Nausea
8
Bone Pain
6
Weakness
5
Blood Clots
5
Kidney Disease
4
Diabetes
3
Stroke
3
Depression
3
Heart Attack
3
Constipation
3
Epo
Hemolytic Anemia
5
Weakness
5
Blood Clots
4
Diabetes
3
Stroke
3
Nausea
3
Bleeding
3
Exhaustion
3
Heart Attack
3
High Blood Pressure
3
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Aranesp
Ara
Epogen
Epo
Nausea
Ara
Epo
8
3
Bone Pain
Ara
Epo
6
0
Weakness
Ara
Epo
5
5
Blood Clots
Ara
Epo
5
4
Kidney Disease
Ara
Epo
4
0
Diabetes
Ara
Epo
3
3
Stroke
Ara
Epo
3
3
Depression
Ara
Epo
3
0
Heart Attack
Ara
Epo
3
3
Constipation
Ara
Epo
3
0
Hemolytic Anemia
Epo
Ara
5
0
Weakness
Epo
Ara
5
5
Blood Clots
Epo
Ara
4
5
Diabetes
Epo
Ara
3
3
Stroke
Epo
Ara
3
3
Nausea
Epo
Ara
3
8
Bleeding
Epo
Ara
3
0
Exhaustion
Epo
Ara
3
0
Heart Attack
Epo
Ara
3
3
High Blood Pressure
Epo
Ara
3
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Aranesp during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Epogen during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Aranesp and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Epogen and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection
Injection
Dosages
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Syringe: 60 mcg/0.3 mL, 150 mcg/0.3 mL, 10 mcg/0.4 mL, 40 mcg/0.4 mL, 200 mcg/0.4 mL, 25 mcg/0.42 mL, 100 mcg/0.5 mL, 300 mcg/0.6 mL, 500 mcg/mL
Injector: 60 mcg/0.3 mL, 150 mcg/0.3 mL, 40 mcg/0.4 mL, 200 mcg/0.4 mL, 25 mcg/0.42 mL, 100 mcg/0.5 mL, 300 mcg/0.6 mL, 500 mcg/mL
Solution: 150 mcg/0.75 mL, 25 mcg/mL, 40 mcg/mL, 60 mcg/mL, 100 mcg/mL, 200 mcg/mL, 300 mcg/mL
Solution: 20000 unit/2 mL, 2000 unit/mL, 3000 unit/mL, 4000 unit/mL, 10000 unit/mL, 20000 unit/mL, 40000 unit/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Darbepoetin Alfa In Albumn Sol , Darbepoetin Alfa In Polysorbat
Epoetin Alfa
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Aranesp and Epogen: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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