The drug manufacturer, Amgen, recently added a warning label to its popular treatment for people who have experienced a loss of energy due to anemia resulting from Chronic Kidney Disease and Chemotherapy after studies with similar medications indicated an increased risk of blood clots ands stroke. Aranesp is a 165-amino acid protein with erythropoiesis stimulating properties (it stimulates the production of hemoglobin and other blood products in patients).
The warning states "erythropoietic therapies may increase the risk of thrombotic and other serious events." This label was added after studies with Eprex and NeoRecormon - similar both chemically and physiologically to Aransep, showed a marked increase in major complications including blood clots, stroke and death when doctors tried to raise patient hemoglobin levels beyond recommended levels.
It was believed by some researchers that the increase in hemoglobin might enhance the effectiveness of chemotherapy and radiation as cancer treatments. Amgen states that the FDA asked the company to add the trial information and warning to the product.
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