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Darbepoetin Alfa

This page contains brief information about darbepoetin alfa and a collection of links to more information about the use of this drug, research results, and ongoing clinical trials.

US Brand Name(s)            Aranesp
FDA Approved                  Yes

FDA label information for this drug is available at DailyMed.

Use in Cancer

Darbepoetin alfa is approved to treat:

  • Anemia caused by myelosuppressive chemotherapy used for certain types of cancer.

More About Darbepoetin Alfa

Definition from the TCH Drug Dictionary – Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.

MedlinePlus Information on Darbepoetin Alfa – A lay language summary of important information about this drug that may include the following:

  • warnings about this drug,
  • what this drug is used for and how it is used,
  • what you should tell your doctor before using this drug,
  • what you should know about this drug before using it,
  • other drugs that may interact with this drug, and
  • possible side effects.

Drugs are often studied to find out if they can help treat or prevent conditions other than the ones they are approved for. This patient information sheet applies only to approved uses of the drug. However, much of the information may also apply to unapproved uses that are being studied.

Clinical Trials Accepting Patients

Find Clinical Trials for Darbepoetin Alfa – Check for trials from TCH’s list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients.