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Aranesp

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Satisfaction
6.5
6.5  Effectiveness
1.8  Side Effects
4.8  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 4 Aranesp side effects and 3 Aranesp benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is darbepoetin alfa and brand names are Aranesp, Aranesp Albumin Free, Aranesp SureClick.

The active ingredient of this medication is darbepoetin alfa.

Primarily used in the treatment of anemia (a lack of red blood cells in the body).
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Effectiveness of Aranesp by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Aranesp, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Blood Pressure 0% 0% 80% 20% 0%
Breathing 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Confidence 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 0% 80% 20% 0%
Digestion 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Emotional Well-being 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Energy 0% 0% 80% 0% 20%
Eyesight 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Memory 0% 0% 80% 20% 0%
Mental Clarity 0% 0% 80% 20% 0%
Pain 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Patience 0% 0% 80% 20% 0%
Sexual Health 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Skin Complexion 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Sleep 0% 0% 80% 0% 20%
Stress Level 0% 0% 80% 20% 0%
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Commonly Reported Aranesp Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Cold Symptoms 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Fatigue 80% 0% 0% 20% 0%
Unusual Taste in Mouth 80% 0% 20% 0% 0%
Depression 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 80% 0% 0% 20% 0%
Mood Swings 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Confusion 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 50% 0% 0% 50% 0%
Anxiety 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Chills 80% 0% 20% 0% 0%
Insomnia 50% 0% 0% 50% 0%
Diarrhea 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Aranesp Side Effects
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Bone Pain / Ache 80% 0% 20% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Aranesp
Since taking Aranesp Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Hospitalization 20%
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User Comments about Aranesp
21 Sep 2010 I take this for the cancer I have. At this time I think it is not working as well as it did.
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20 Sep 2010 Anaresp helps me to maintain my blood cell count at an average level, but this has severe side effects sut as high blood pressure and skin diseases.
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