Description and Brand Names
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Romiplostim injection is used to treat low blood platelet counts (thrombocytopenia) and help prevent bleeding in patients with a blood disorder called chronic (long-lasting) immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). This medicine is used after a splenectomy (surgery to remove the spleen) or when other medicines (eg, steroids or immunoglobulins) have not worked well enough in adults or children 1 year of age and older with ITP for at least 6 months. 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 to be given only by or under the direct supervision of your doctor.
This product is available in the following dosage forms: