Understanding Side Effects


The most common side effects when PROMACTA® (eltrombopag) is used in combination with other medicines to treat chronic HCV are:


  • low red blood cell count (anemia)
  • fever
  • tiredness
  • headache
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • decreased appetite
  • flu-like symptoms including fever, headache, tiredness, cough, sore throat, and body aches
  • trouble sleeping
  • feeling weak
  • cough
  • itching
  • chills
  • muscle aches
  • hair loss
  • swelling in your ankles, feet, and legs


These are not all the possible side effects that may occur. If you experience any side effects, contact your doctor. For more information, please ask your doctor or pharmacist.