When Darbepoetin alfa is injected, the bone marrow produces red blood cells. If the body does not produce enough red blood cells, severe anaemia can happen. This usually occurs in people with chronic kidney failure whose kidneys are not working properly.
Darbepoetin might be used for patients on kidney dialysis or for those not on dialysis. Anaemia can also happen in people who are receiving chemotherapy to treat cancer. Darbepoetin alfa is used to treat serious anaemia in these patients.
The medication is available only with the doctor’s prescription.
The product is available in the following dosing forms: