Anaemia and Transplantation
Roche has a long term commitment to improving the success rate of organ transplantation while enhancing the health and quality of life of those who had a transplant.
CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) is a Medicine used together with cyclosporin and corticosteroids to prevent the rejection of transplanted organs.
Anaemia is a decrease in the number of red blood cells or a reduction in their haemoglobin content. Haemoglobin is the pigment that carries the oxygen in the red blood cells - oxygen is required for the body to function. Anaemia has a wide variety of causes such as in chronic kidney disease, where the kidneys fail to produce the required amount of erythropoietin. Erythropoietin is the hormone that stimulates bone marrow to make red blood cells. Anaemia can also occur in premature infants and as a side effect of cancer treatment.
Roche focuses its activities in the area of renal anaemia with two of its leading products Mircera and Recormon.
Mircera is a novel continuous erythropoietin receptor activator indicated for the treatment of anaemia associated with chronic kidney disease in patients on dialysis and patients not on dialysis. It is structurally different to other erythropoiesis-stimulating agents and provides stable and sustained haemoglobin levels with once-monthly maintenance dosing for all CKD patients currently treated with an ESA.
Recormon contains the active ingredient epoetin beta (recombinant human erythropoietin) a hormone that stimulates the production of red blood cells. Recormon is used to treat anaemia in people with kidney disease. Recormon is a solution for injection, available in pre-filled syringes containing 2000 and 5000 international units of epoetin beta.
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Following products are currently marketed by Roche Pakistan. The below information is a guide only.