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Darba 60mcg Injection

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Introduction

Darba 60mcg Injection is used in the treatment of anemia that may have occurred due to chronic kidney disease or chemotherapy. It works by stimulating the bone marrow to produce more red blood cells.

Darba 60mcg Injection is a medicine that needs to be used with utmost care because it can lead to serious side effects. It is important that you seek treatment from a doctor who is experienced in providing this medicine therapy. You should follow all the directions of doctor strictly. It is given under the supervision of a healthcare professional. However, you should not take it, if you have any known allergy from this medication.

It may cause side effects like high blood pressure, and hypersensitivity. You should check your blood pressure regularly while taking this medication. Inform your doctor if there are symptoms of very high blood pressure such as severe headache, problems with your eyesight, nausea, vomiting or fits (seizures).

Your doctor may get your blood tests done regularly to monitor the levels of salts (electrolytes such as potassium), haemoglobin and blood cells in your blood. You should stop taking it and consult with doctor if you develop shortness of breath or skin rash.

Side effects of Darba Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Darba

  • High blood pressure
  • Hypersensitivity

How to use Darba Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Darba Injection works

Darba 60mcg Injection is an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA). It works by stimulating the bone marrow (soft tissue inside the bones which produces red blood cells) to produce more red blood cells.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Darba 60mcg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Darba 60mcg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Darba 60mcg Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Darba 60mcg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Darba 60mcg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Darba 60mcg Injection is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Darba 60mcg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Darba 60mcg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Darba Injection?

If you miss a dose of Darba 60mcg Injection, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Darba 60mcg Injection helps in the treatment of anemia that may have occurred due to chronic kidney disease or cancer chemotherapy.
  • It is given as a single injection under your skin.
  • Your doctor may get your blood tests done regularly to monitor the levels of hemoglobin, blood cells and electrolytes such as potassium in your blood.
  • Monitor your blood pressure regularly while taking this medication. Inform your doctor if you notice symptoms of very high blood pressure such as  severe headache, problems with your eyesight, nausea, vomiting or fits (seizures).
  • Stop taking Darba 60mcg Injection and inform your doctor if you develop shortness of breath or skin rash.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Amino Acids, Peptides Analogues
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
BLOOD RELATED

Patient Concerns

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Blood Hb is found 5.9 so wat is it
Dr. Ila Jain Khandelwal
Pathology
Dear PATIENT from 1mg. The hemoglobin is very low, which can be due to anemia. I suggest you should consult a Hematologist /Physician for this.
how to resolve the problem of anemia?
Dr. Rekha Pohani
Dietetics/Nutrition
Intake of dates and jaggery will help
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FAQs

Q. How long does it take for Darba 60mcg Injection to start working?

You will be able to notice an increase in the count of red blood cells (hemoglobin levels) in 2-6 weeks of starting Darba 60mcg Injection. If you have any other concerns, consult your doctor.

Q. Is Darba 60mcg Injection safe to use?

Darba 60mcg Injection is a medicine that needs to be used with utmost care because it can lead to serious side effects and even death of the patient. It is important that you seek treatment from a doctor who is experienced in providing Darba 60mcg Injection therapy. Follow all the directions strictly.

Q. Other than PRCA, can there be other reasons for not responding to Darba 60mcg Injection?

You may not respond to Darba 60mcg Injection if you have deficiencies of iron, folic acid or vitamin B12. It is important that you take measures to correct these deficiencies. Other reasons behind not responding to the treatment could be bleeding, infections, inflammation and bone marrow fibrosis. Therefore, consult our doctor regarding the same.

Q. Can Darba 60mcg Injection be used in children?

Yes, Darba 60mcg Injection is used to treat anemia due to chronic kidney disease in children who are above 1 year of age. The effectiveness of Darba 60mcg Injection and side effects seen in children are similar to adults. However, consult your doctor if you are not sure.

Q. Can Darba 60mcg Injection affect blood pressure?

Yes, Darba 60mcg Injection can affect blood pressure. During initial therapy with Darba 60mcg Injection, blood pressure should be monitored and those who have high blood pressure should take appropriate measures to control blood pressure. Your doctor may stop Darba 60mcg Injection if the blood pressure remains uncontrolled.

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Country of Origin: India
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