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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of aranesp inj.

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Condition: Decrease in Red Blood Cells due to Kidney Failure
5/4/2012 2:43:28 PM

Reviewer: leoneskie, 65-74 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Is this stuff really made from killed e-coli virus and grown in Chinese hamster ovaries? Based on FDA warning and origin, this drug was refused by patient.

Condition: Decrease in Red Blood Cells due to Kidney Failure
4/17/2012 10:35:23 AM

Reviewer: hilger123, Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Very effective,great feeling of well being lots of energy ,

Condition: Decrease in Red Blood Cells due to Kidney Failure
1/24/2012 11:00:38 AM

Reviewer: Annandale MN, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Shots given regularly at first, now intermittently. Feel out of it the first couple days following, but then better.

Condition: Decrease in Red Blood Cells due to Kidney Failure
11/22/2011 4:34:49 PM

Reviewer: Ande, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I feel so much better a few days after my shot. I can tell when i need one because I get very tired .

Condition: Decrease in Red Blood Cells due to Kidney Failure
12/22/2010 6:10:05 PM

Reviewer: wugalter1@aol.com, 75 or over Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have my blood drawn every two weeks with a standing order. My doctor keeps me between 11 and 12 g/dl. Currently I am taking 40 mcl (?)every 16 to 28 days injections. After my blood is drawn it is reviewed at the doctor's office and if it falls below, like 11.1, I receive a telephone call to come in for the shot.

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