FDA Approves Jesduvroq (daprodustat) for Anemia Caused by Chronic
Kidney Disease for Adults on Dialysis
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Jesduvroq tablets (daprodustat) as the first oral treatment for anemia (decreased number of red blood cells) caused by chronic kidney disease for adults who have been receiving dialysis for at least four months. Jesduvroq is not approved for patients who are not on dialysis. Other FDA-approved treatments for this condition are injected into the blood or under the skin. The FDA granted the approval to GlaxoSmithKline LLC.
Jesduvroq is not approved for patients with anemia due to chronic kidney disease who are not on dialysis because its safety has not been established in that population.
The most common side effects of Jesduvroq include high blood pressure, thrombotic vascular events, abdominal pain, dizziness, and allergic reactions.
Patients should not use Jesduvroq if they also take certain drugs that cause increased levels of Jesduvroq or if they have uncontrolled high blood pressure.