Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Nplate

Descriptions


Romiplostim injection is used to treat low blood platelet counts (thrombocytopenia) and help prevent bleeding in patients with a blood disorder called idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). This medicine is used after a splenectomy (surgery to remove the spleen) or when other medicines, such as steroids or immunoglobulins, have not worked well enough. Platelets help clot the blood, so a person with thrombocytopenia may have bleeding problems. Romiplostim works by stimulating the bone marrow to produce more platelets.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Powder for Solution