Aranesp

Information for Aranesp® (darbepoetin alfa) Nephrology Patients

This site is designed to provide nephrology patients who have been prescribed Aranesp® (darbepoetin alfa) with information about the treatment and other useful materials. Should you have any concerns or questions regarding your treatment with Aranesp®, please speak to your doctor or nurse.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the patient leaflet. Side effects can be reported directly to the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) using the available methods via www.hpra.ie. Side effects should also be reported to Amgen Limited on +44 (0) 1223 436441 or Freephone 1800 535 160. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

How to self-inject with Aranesp® SURECLICK® pre-filled pen

Your doctor may decide that the Aranesp® SURECLICK® pre-filled pen is the best way for you or a carer to inject Aranesp®. Your doctor, nurse or pharmacist will show you how to inject yourself with the pre-filled pen. Do not try to inject yourself if you have not been trained. Never inject Aranesp® into a vein yourself. The pre-filled pen is designed to inject the area under your skin only. You can find step-by-step instructions on how to use the SURECLICK® pre-filled pen in the Patient Information Leaflet contained within the Aranesp® box.

Aranesp® SURECLICK® pre-filled pen - Instructions for Use

A visual aid for the administration of the Aranesp® SURECLICK® pre-filled pen
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Video tutorial: How to self-inject with the Aranesp® Pre-Filled Syringe with Automatic Needle Guard(ANG)

Your doctor may decide that it is best for you or a carer to inject Aranesp®. Your doctor, nurse or pharmacist will show you how to inject yourself with the pre-filled syringe. Do not try to inject yourself if you have not been trained. Never inject Aranesp® into a vein yourself.
This video is intended to help you feel confident when using your syringe to inject Aranesp®. It will guide you, step by step, through the self-injection process - and demonstrate how, with practice, injecting can become a simple and routine part of your life
You can find step by step instructions on how to use the Automatic Needle Guard (ANG) Pre-filled Syringe in the Patient Information Leaflet contained within the Aranesp® box.

Chapter 1:
Introduction (0 to 0:46)
Chapter 2:
Important parts of the Pre-Filled Syringe with Automatic Needle Guard (0:47 to 01:14)
Chapter 3:
Points to remember before using the Pre-Filled Syringe (01:15 to 02:32)
Chapter 4:
Step 1 - Prepare your work area to perform the injection (02:33 to 04:31)
Chapter 5:
Step 2 - Get ready to perform the injection (04:32 to 05:47)
Chapter 6:
Step 3 - Perform the injection (05:48 to 06:31)
Chapter 7:
Step 4 - Finish (06:32 to 07:34)

Patient Resources

A guide to understanding and using Aranesp® (darbepoetin alfa).
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For a list of possible side effects, please see the patient information leaflet (PIL).

This site is intended for patients in Ireland who are being treated with an Amgen® product and for Irish Healthcare Professionals (HCPs).

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