Aranesp vs Epogen
Did you mean taking both Aranesp and Epogen?
Aranesp is an erythropoietin.
Epogen is an erythropoietin.
September 17, 2001
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Side Effects and Concerns
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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).
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
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.
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.
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.
FDA has not classified the drug.
Before taking Aranesp during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Before taking Epogen during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
There may be a negative interaction between Aranesp and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Epogen and alcohol.
Method of use
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
No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
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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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