Active ingredients: darbepoetin alfa
What it is used for
Aranesp is indicated for the treatment of anaemia associated with chronic renal failure (CRF). Aranesp is also indicated for the treatment of anaemia and reduction of transfusion requirements in patients with non-myeloid malignacies where anaemia develops as a result of concommitantly administered chemotherapy.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Subcutaneous. This medicine is injected, usually with a short needle or pen-like device, into the fat just beneath the skin.
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Do not Freeze
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Clear colourless solution
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on September 1, 2020. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient darbepoetin alfa
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems