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Darbepoetin Alfa

In the US, Darbepoetin Alfa (darbepoetin alfa systemic) is a member of the drug class recombinant human erythropoietins and is used to treat Anemia Associated with Chronic Renal Failure and Anemia - Chemotherapy Induced.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antianemic agent

Chemical Names

Erytropoietin [30-asparagine, 32-treonine, 87-valine, 88-asparagine, 90-treonine] [human] (USAN)

Modified erythropoietin

Foreign Names

  • Darbepoetinum alfa (Latin)
  • Darbepoetin alfa (German)
  • Darbépoétine alfa (French)
  • Darbepoetina alfa (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • Aranesp
    Amgen, Australia; Amgen, Belgium; Amgen, Canada; Amgen, Czech Republic; Amgen, Germany; Amgen, Egypt; Amgen, Spain; Amgen, Finland; Amgen, France; Amgen, United Kingdom; Amgen, Greece; Amgen, Hong Kong; Amgen, Hungary; Amgen, Israel; Amgen, Iceland; Amgen, Lithuania; Amgen, Latvia; Amgen, Macedonia; Amgen, Norway; Amgen, Oman; Amgen, Romania; Amgen, Serbia; Amgen, Sweden; Amgen, Slovakia; Amgen, Turkey; Amgen, Taiwan; Amgen, United States; Amgen Austria, Austria; Amgen Dompè, Italy; Amgen Europe, Cyprus; Amgen Europe, Denmark; Amgen Europe, Poland; Amgen Ltd., Ireland; Amgen Mexico, Mexico; Amgen Switzerland, Switzerland; Batswadi, South Africa; Genesis, Greece; Haemato Pharm, Austria
  • Aransep
    Amgen, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Amgen, Oman
  • Cresp
    Dr. Reddy's, India
  • Nesp
    Kyowa Hakko Kirin, Japan; Kyowa Hakko Kirin, South Korea; Kyowa Hakko Kirin, Thailand
  • Nespo
    Dompé, Lithuania


BANBritish Approved Name
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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