This medication is a thrombopoietin (TPO) mimetic protein, prescribed for low platelets (thrombocytopenia). It works by causing the cells in the bone marrow to produce more platelets.
Hypersensitivity and angioedema.
SC- The initial dose is 1 mcg/kg based on actual body weight.
It comes as a powder (diluted with fluid) for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider under the skin.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver impairment, bone marrow depression, blood cancer, (eg, myelodysplastic syndrome [MDS]), blood clotting or bleeding problems, heart attack, stroke, blood clots, who are taking other medications, any allergy, children, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may increase the risk of high platelet counts and blood clots; consult with your healthcare before taking this medication.
• Withdrawal of this medication may lead to increased risk of low platelet counts; avoid injury or bruising.
• It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Dizziness, headache, indigestion, joint pain, muscle tenderness or weakness, shoulder pain, stomach pain or upset, and trouble in sleeping.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it in refrigerator (2° to 8°C). Do not freeze.
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