Anemia Drugs to Be Taken With Caution

by Medindia Content Team on  January 30, 2007 at 4:02 PM Drug News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
Anemia Drugs to Be Taken With Caution
A trial of Aranesp an anemia drug from Amgen Inc disclosed a rise in number of deaths especially in advanced cancer patients. This has reiterated the fact that such drugs should be prescribed in restricted conditions only.

The mode of action of Aranesp is based on the natural protein called erythropoietin (EPO) which augments the production of red blood corpuscles in the body. This drug is the major product of Amgen Inc and has also been permitted to treat in conditions of anemia caused by chemotherapy and renal failure patients.

According to Roger Perlmutter, Amgen Inc.'s Executive Vice President for Research and Development, this drug if used within the specified indications is bound to be safe.

Generally EPO drugs are meant for people undertaking chemotherapy or radiation. But as per Amgen, this drug has also been prescribed for patients who are not undergoing chemotherapy or radiation.

Hence clear information on the conditions in which these EPO drugs to be used would surely benefit the patient and the health care community.

Source: Medindia
JYT

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

More News on:

Anemia Drug Toxicity Rheumatic Fever Thalassemia Signature Drug Toxicity Anemia in Pregnancy Iron & Folate Deficiency Anemia In Pregnancy Diet for Anemia in Pregnancy Drugs Banned in India The Basics of Baby Food 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Advertisement
Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive