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Darbepoetin Alpha
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Darbepoetin Alpha Side Effects

Darbepoetin Alpha package and injectable needle and syringe

Serious Adverse Side Effects

Darbepoetin Alpha has some very serious adverse side effects associated with it.  These include:
  • Cardiovascular side effects like congestive heart failure, disorders of the cardiovascular system, high blood pressure and acute heart attacks
  • Hematological side effects like anemia, blockage of the arteries, blood clots in veins, anemia where the body doesn’t produce red blood cells, and thromboembolism
  • Immunological side effects like antibody development and immune system reactions to the drug
  • Neurological side effects like stroke, hypertensive encephalopathy (a disorder caused by malignant hypertension), seizures, and loss of blood flow to the brain
  • Respiratory side effects like pulmonary embolism, or blockage of the arteries of the lungs
  • Other side effects like tumor progression

Common Adverse Side Effects

This drug has more common and less severe adverse side effects to it, such as:
  • Cardiovascular side effects like fluid accumulation (edema), chronic kidney disease and low blood pressure
  • Gastrointestinal side effects like abdominal pain
  • Respiratory side effects like cough and shortness of breath