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General Information on Romiplostim

Generic Name : Romiplostim

Pronunciation : roe-mi-PLOE-stim

Latest prescription information about Romiplostim. 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.
ICD Code : Y44.2 | Therapeutic Classification : Anticoagulants / Antithrombotics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Romiplostim

International- Nplate.

Why is Romiplostim Prescribed? (Indications)

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.

When should Romiplostim not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity and angioedema.

What is the dosage of Romiplostim?

SC- The initial dose is 1 mcg/kg based on actual body weight.

How should Romiplostim be taken?

It comes as a powder (diluted with fluid) for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider under the skin.

What are the warnings and precautions for Romiplostim?

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.

What are the side effects of Romiplostim?

Dizziness, headache, indigestion, joint pain, muscle tenderness or weakness, shoulder pain, stomach pain or upset, and trouble in sleeping.

What are the other precautions for Romiplostim?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Romiplostim?

Store it in refrigerator (2 to 8C). Do not freeze.

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