Reblozyl vs. BiferaRx

Reviewed on 12/10/2019

Are Reblozyl and BiferaRx the Same Thing?

Reblozyl (luspatercept-aamt) and BiferaRx (folic acid, heme iron polypeptide, iron dextran, and cyanocobalamin tablet) are used to treat different types of anemia.

Reblozyl is used to treat anemia in adult patients with beta thalassemia who require regular red blood cell (RBC) transfusions.

BiferaRx is used to improve the nutritional status of iron deficiency.

Reblozyl and BiferaRx belong to different drug classes. Reblozyl is an erythroid maturation agent and BiferaRx is a prescription iron supplement.

Side effects of Reblozyl that are different from BiferaRx include headache, bone pain, joint pain, fatigue, cough, abdominal pain, diarrhea, dizziness, nausea, influenza, high blood pressure (hypertension), high uric acid levels in the blood, viral upper respiratory tract infection, and cough.

Side effects of BiferaRx that are different from Reblozyl include allergic sensitization.

Both Reblozyl and BiferaRx may interact with other medicines.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Reblozyl?

Side effects of Reblozyl include:

  • headache,
  • bone pain,
  • joint pain,
  • fatigue,
  • cough,
  • abdominal pain,
  • diarrhea,
  • dizziness,
  • nausea,
  • influenza,
  • high blood pressure (hypertension),
  • high uric acid levels in the blood,
  • viral upper respiratory tract infection, and
  • cough

What Are Possible Side Effects of BiferaRx?

Common side effects of BiferaRx include:

  • allergic sensitization

What Is Reblozyl?

Reblozyl (luspatercept-aamt) is an erythroid maturation agent indicated for the treatment of anemia in adult patients with beta thalassemia who require regular red blood cell (RBC) transfusions.

What Is BiferaRx?

BiferaRx (folic acid, heme iron polypeptide, iron dextran, and cyanocobalamin tablet) is a prescription iron supplement used to improve the nutritional status of iron deficiency.

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What Drugs Interact With Reblozyl?

Reblozyl may interact with other medicines.

Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

What Drugs Interact With BiferaRx?

BiferaRx may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using BiferaRx. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

How Should Reblozyl Be Taken?

The recommended starting dose of Reblozyl is 1 mg/kg once every 3 weeks by subcutaneous injection.

How Should BiferaRx Be Taken?

The dose of BiferaRx is one tablet daily with or without food or as prescribed.

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References
Celgene. Reblozyl Product Information.

https://www.reblozylpro.com/

MedLibrary.org. BIferaRx Product Information.

https://medlibrary.org/lib/rx/meds/biferarx-2/

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