PROMACTA can cause serious side effects, including liver problems. If you have chronic HCV and take PROMACTA with interferon and ribavirin treatment, PROMACTA may increase your risk of liver problems.
PROMACTA is a prescription medicine used to treat adults and children 1 year and older with low blood platelet counts due to chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenia (ITP), when other medicines to treat your ITP or surgery to remove the spleen have not worked well enough. PROMACTA is used to try to raise platelet counts in order to lower your risk for bleeding.
PROMACTA is a prescription medicine used to treat low blood platelet counts in people with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection before and during treatment with interferon. PROMACTA should only be used in people with chronic HCV whose low blood platelet counts keep them from starting or continuing interferon-based therapy. It is not known if PROMACTA is safe and effective when used with other antiviral medicines that are approved to treat chronic HCV.
PROMACTA is a prescription medicine used to treat people with severe aplastic anemia (SAA) when other medicines to treat your SAA have not worked well enough.
It is not known if PROMACTA is safe and effective in children in these disease states.
What is the most important information I should know about PROMACTA?
PROMACTA can cause serious side effects, including:
Liver problems. If you have chronic HCV, and take PROMACTA with interferon and ribavirin treatment, PROMACTA may increase your risk of liver problems. Tell your health care provider right away if you have any of these signs and symptoms of liver problems:
What are the possible side effects of PROMACTA?
PROMACTA may cause serious side effects, including:
What should I tell my health care provider before taking PROMACTA?
Before you take PROMACTA, tell your health care provider if you:
Tell your health care provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. PROMACTA may affect the way certain medicines work. Certain other medicines may affect the way PROMACTA works.
Especially tell your health care provider if you take:
Certain medicines may keep PROMACTA from working correctly. Take PROMACTA at least 2 hours before or 4 hours after taking these products:
Ask your health care provider if you are not sure if your medicine is one that is listed above.
Know the medicines you take.
Keep a list of them, and show it to your health care provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
What should I avoid while taking PROMACTA?
Avoid situations and medicines that may increase your risk of bleeding.
The most common side effects of PROMACTA in adults when used to treat chronic ITP are:
The most common side effects of PROMACTA in children 1 year and older when used to treat chronic ITP are:
The most common side effects when PROMACTA is used in combination with other medicines to treat chronic HCV are:
The most common side effects when PROMACTA is used to treat severe aplastic anemia are:
Laboratory tests may show abnormal changes to the cells in your bone marrow.
Tell your health care provider about any bruising or bleeding that happens while you take, and after you stop taking, PROMACTA.
Tell your health care provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
If you take too much PROMACTA, you may have a higher risk of serious side effects. Call your health care provider right away.
These are not all the possible side effects of PROMACTA. For more information, ask your health care provider or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Keep PROMACTA and all medicines out of reach of children.
General information about the safe and effective use of PROMACTA
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use PROMACTA for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give PROMACTA to other people even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them.
This is a summary of the most important information about PROMACTA. If you would like more information, talk with your health care provider. You can ask your health care provider or pharmacist for information about PROMACTA that is written for health professionals.
For more information about PROMACTA, go to www.PROMACTA.com or call 1-888-669-6682.