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Ovid: Oxford Handbook of Dialysis

Editors: Levy, Jeremy; Morgan, Julie; Brown, Edwina Title: Oxford Handbook of Dialysis, 2nd Edition Copyright ©2004 Oxford University Press > Table of Contents > Part 8 – Complications of ESRD: anaemia > Darbepoietin (Aranesp) Darbepoietin (Aranesp)

  • Comes in a range of colour-coded pre-filled syringes, ranging from 10–150 µg.
  • Should be stored at 2–8°C, in its outer carton to protect it from light, but not frozen.
  • May be removed once from storage for a maximum single period of 7 days at room temperature (up to 25°C).
  • 1µg darbepoietin is equivalent to 200 IU EPO.
  • There is no difference between the IV and the SC doses (unlike EPO).

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