Description and Brand Names
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Eltrombopag is used to treat thrombocytopenia (low platelets in the blood) in adults and children 1 year of age and older with a blood disorder called chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). This medicine is used after a splenectomy (surgery to remove the spleen) and other medicines (eg, steroids or immunoglobulin) have not worked well enough. Eltrombopag is also used to treat thrombocytopenia in patients with chronic hepatitis C, along with interferon treatment. Platelets help clot the blood, so a person with thrombocytopenia may have bleeding problems. Eltrombopag works by stimulating the bone marrow to produce more platelets.
Eltrombopag is used together with standard immunosuppressive treatment for the first-line treatment of severe aplastic anemia (SAA) in adults and children 2 years of age and older. It is also used to treat SAA in patients who have received other medicines that did not work well.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.
This product is available in the following dosage forms:
- Powder for Suspension