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Anemia due to chronic kidney disease

Also known as Anemia Of Renal Disease

Anemia due to chronic kidney disease is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with anemia due to chronic kidney disease, 67% report having fatigue, 38% report having weakness, and 24% report having shortness of breath. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of anemia due to chronic kidney disease are fatigue, recent weight loss, polyuria, and feeling cold, although you may still have anemia due to chronic kidney disease without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with anemia due to chronic kidney disease often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, glucose measurement, electrolytes panel, urinalysis, hemoglobin a1c measurement, lipid panel and ultrasonography .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with anemia due to chronic kidney disease include darbepoetin alfa (aranesp), furosemide, epoetin alfa (procrit), allopurinol, digoxin, ergocalciferol, hydralazine, isosorbide, ferric oxide, saccharated (venofer), sodium bicarbonate, calcitriol, paricalcitol (zemplar) and tacrolimus (prograf) .

Darbepoetin Alfa (Aranesp)
$1004
(21 days)
Furosemide
$4
(28 days)
Epoetin Alfa (Procrit)
$804
(21 days)
Allopurinol
$4
(28 days)
Digoxin
$6
(28 days)
Ergocalciferol
$6
(28 days)
Hydralazine
$24
(28 days)
Isosorbide
$12
(28 days)
Ferric Oxide, Saccharated (Venofer)

Sodium Bicarbonate
$18
(21 days)
Calcitriol
$37
(28 days)
Paricalcitol (Zemplar)
$242
(28 days)
Tacrolimus (Prograf)
$376
(28 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for anemia due to chronic kidney disease include age 75+ years age 60-74 years. On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get anemia due to chronic kidney disease.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.1x
5-14 years
0.1x
15-29 years
0.1x
30-44 years
0.3x
45-59 years
0.6x
60-74 years
2.3x
75+ years
4.8x

Sex

Male
1.0x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.8x
Hispanic
0.5x
White
1.2x
Other
1.2x
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