Information specific to: Aranesp 100micrograms/0.5ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes when used in treating anaemia in people with kidney problems.
A medicine is only made available to the public if the clinical trials have shown that the benefits of taking the medicine outweigh the risks.
Once a medicine has been licensed, information on the medicine's effects, both intended and unintended, is continuously recorded and updated.
Some side-effects may be serious while others may only be a mild inconvenience.
Everyone's reaction to a medicine is different. It is difficult to predict which side-effects you will have from taking a particular medicine, or whether you will have any side-effects at all. The important thing is to tell your prescriber or pharmacist if you are having problems with your medicine.
Very common: More than 1 in 10 people who have Aranesp
hypersensitivity reactions including anaphylactic reactions, angioedema, bronchospasm, skin rash or rashes and urticaria
raised blood pressure including hypertensive crisis, neurological problems or seizures
Common: More than 1 in 100 people who have Aranesp
cerebrovascular problems including stroke
injection site pain
redness of the skin
Uncommon: More than 1 in 1000 people who have Aranesp
The frequency of these side-effects is unknown
production of antibodies to Aranesp