What is Darbepoetin Alfa?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Aranesp

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Darbepoetin Alfa is a colony stimulating factor used for the treatment of anemia associated with chronic renal failure; anemia due to concurrent chemotherapy in patients with metastatic cancer. It is also used to treat symptomatic anemia in myelodysplastic syndrome.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Anemia of chronic disease 4 2
Fatigue 2 1
Kidney transplant 2 2
Chronic kidney disease 1 0
General health 1 0

Show all 6 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
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Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Darbepoetin Alfa

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Darbepoetin Alfa

Dosage Patients
0.5 mg monthly 1
500 mcg every 3 weeks 1

Why patients stopped taking Darbepoetin Alfa

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Did not seem to work 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking Darbepoetin Alfa

Duration

Currently taking Darbepoetin Alfa

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Darbepoetin Alfa

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 4
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Darbepoetin Alfa.