Medicine Overview of Darcept Injection
Uses of Darcept Injection
Darcept 25mg Injection is used in the treatment of anemia, anemia due to chemotherapy and anemia due to chronic kidney disease.
Side effects of Darcept Injection
Rash, Injection site pain, Pulmonary thromboembolism, Arterial thromboembolism (blood clot in artery), Edema, Increased blood pressure, Hypersensitivity.
How to use Darcept Injection
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Darcept Injection works
Darcept 25mg 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.
In Depth Information on Darcept Injection
Expert advice for Darcept Injection
• Tell your doctor if you experience unusual fatigue, shortness of breath, severe headache drowsiness, confusion, problems with eyesight, nausea vomiting or fits as it indicates that you have high blood pressure. • Consult your physician if you have high blood pressure, sickle cell anemia, liver diseases, hepatitis C, fits or any allergy to latex. • Use the lowest dose sufficient to reduce the need for red blood cell (RBC) transfusions. • You will be regularly monitored for hemoglobin levels, as very high hemoglobin may increase the risk of heart or blood vessel disorders. • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. • Should not be given to patients allergic to darbepoetin alfa or any of its ingredients. • Should not be given to patient who have had pure red cell aplasia (PRCA, a type of anemia) with the use of darbepoetin alfa. • Should not be given to patients who have poorly controlled high blood pressure despite medication.
Special precautions for Darcept 25mg Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Darcept 25mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor....
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Darcept 25mg Injection is probably safe to use during lactat+more
ion. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby....
Darcept 25mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Darcept 25mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidne+more
y disease. No dose adjustment of Darcept 25mg Injection is recommended....
Darcept 25mg Injection should be used with caution in patien+more
ts with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Darcept 25mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor....
If you miss a dose of Darbepoetin Alfa, 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.
Frequently asked questions for Darcept 25mg Injection
Frequently asked questions for Darbepoetin Alfa
Q. What is darbepoetin alfa non-ESRD?
Darbepoetin alfa is protein, it is similar to human erythropoietin. Darbepoetin alfa can be used for anemia in end stage renal disease (ERSD) which is the last stage of chronic kidney disease
Q. What is darbepoetin alfa used for?
Darbepoetin alpha is used to treat anemia associated with chronic kidney failure in adults and pediatric patients, and symptomatic anemia in adult cancer patients receiving chemotherapy and anemia
Q. How does darbepoetin alfa work?
Darbepoetin alfa works by stimulating bone marrow to produce more red blood cells thereby helps in reducing the symptoms of anemia.
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