Promacta Oral Tablet 12.5Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Promacta: Oral tablet (12.5mg)

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What is this Medicine?

ELTROMBOPAG (el TROM boe pag) helps your body make more platelets. It is used to treat low platelets caused by chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) or chronic hepatitis C infection. It is also used in patients with severe aplastic anemia when other medicines have not worked well enough.

In-Depth Information

Promacta 12.5mg Tablet

NDC: 000074643
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Thrombocytopenia, Aplastic Anemia

Storage Information
Store between 68 to 77 degrees F, excursions permitted 59 to 86 degrees F
Promacta 12.5mg Tablet

Reported Side Effects for Promacta 12.5mg Tablet

Skin Rash Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Paresthesias Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Back Pain Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Flu Incidence:
3.0-18.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
4.0-33.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Cataracts Incidence:
4.0-8.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Runny Nose Incidence:
4.0-12.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Sore Throat Incidence:
4.0-12.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Tired Incidence:
4.0-28.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Pain Incidence:
5.0-12.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
5.0-21.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Infection Incidence:
5.0-17.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Tooth Pain Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Bilirubin Level Incidence:
>6.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Pain Incidence:
8.0-12.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fever Incidence:
9.0-30.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rhinitis Incidence:
9.0-11.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Cough Incidence:
9.0-23.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hair Loss Incidence:
10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Fluid Retention Incidence:
10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
10.0-21.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Bruise Incidence:
12.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Cramps Incidence:
12.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Joint Pain Incidence:
12.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Chills Incidence:
14.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Lightheadedness Incidence:
14.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low White Blood Cells Incidence:
14.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
14.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Itching Incidence:
15.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Weakness Incidence:
16.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
16.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
18.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Anemia Incidence:
40.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Promacta 12.5mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Foods High in Iron and Promacta 12.5mg Tablet(Eltrombopag Olamine)
Foods High in Iron and Eltrombopag Olamine(Eltrombopag Olamine)
Take Eltrombopag 1 hour before or 4 hours after you have food. Foods high in iron may decrease the amount of Eltrombopag absorbed by the stomach, which can decrease the effects of Eltrombopag.
Major Lifestyle Interaction
food high in calcium and Promacta 12.5mg Tablet(Eltrombopag Olamine)
food high in calcium and Eltrombopag Olamine(Eltrombopag Olamine)
Take Eltrombopag 1 hour before or 4 hours after you have food. Foods high in calcium may decrease the amount of Eltrombopag absorbed by the stomach, which can decrease the effects of Eltrombopag.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Tobacco and Promacta 12.5mg Tablet(Eltrombopag Olamine)
Tobacco and Eltrombopag Olamine(Eltrombopag Olamine)
Tobacco may decrease the actions of Eltrombopag. Although an interaction is possible, these drugs may be used together. Your drug therapy will be closely monitored by your health care provider.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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