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General Information on Eltrombopag

Generic Name : Eltrombopag

Pronunciation : el-TROM-boe-pag

Latest prescription information about Eltrombopag. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Hematopoietic

Trade Names/Brand Names of Eltrombopag

International- Promacta.

Why is Eltrombopag Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a thrombopoietin (TPO) receptor agonist, prescribed for immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). It helps the bone marrow to produce more platelets.

When should Eltrombopag not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with low blood platelets caused by chemotherapy, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Eltrombopag?

PO- Initiate at a dose of 50 mg once daily.
For patients of East Asian ancestry- initiate at a reduced dose of 25 mg once daily.

How should Eltrombopag be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.

What are the warnings and precautions for Eltrombopag?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of blood clots, who are taking blood thinner medications, any allergy, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Patient may develop with increased risk of blood clot events; if it is so consult with your doctor immediately.

Monitor liver function, complete blood cell counts, peripheral blood smears, and eye exams regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Eltrombopag?

   Most Common : Nausea, diarrhea, upper respiratory tract infection, vomiting, increased level of liver enzyme, muscle pain, urinary tract infection, throat pain, back pain, tingling and rash.

What are the other precautions for Eltrombopag?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Eltrombopag?

Store it at room temperature (25C).

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