New Medication - Darbepoetin Alfa 40mcg/0.5mL Injection

posted Jul 3, 2018, 7:16 PM by Chong Ching Wern   [ updated Jul 3, 2018, 7:18 PM ]
3 July 2018 (Circular No. SP PPUM: 240/2018):
Name of Medication: Darbepoetin Alfa
Brand: NESP
Form: Injection
Manufacturer: Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd
Formulary Category: Standard
Prescriber: Nephrologist
Restrictions: For anaemia associated with chronic kidney failure.

Based on the outcome of the Drug and Therapeutics Subcommittee Meeting (Bil. 02/2015), Darbepoetin Alfa 40mcg/0.5mL Injection will be replacing Epoetin Beta 5000iu Injection (Recormon 5000).
Darbepoetin Alfa 40mcg/0.5mL Injection (NESP)