Taking PROMACTA

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You can take PROMACTA® (eltrombopag) even if you can’t swallow a pill

 

PROMACTA is available as an oral tablet or an oral suspension

 

Oral tablets

12.5 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg

 

The oral suspension for people who can't swallow a pill

12.5 mg, 25 mg

Here are 3 important things to know:

PROMACTA can be taken without a meal or it can be taken with a meal low in calcium (50 mg)

PROMACTA should be taken 2 hours before or 4 hours after taking medications like antacids, mineral supplements, or foods that are high in calcium

Weekly doctor’s visits aren’t required for administration of PROMACTA

How to Mix and Give PROMACTA for Oral Suspension
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What does calcium have to do with it?

Too much calcium (more than 50 mg) stops PROMACTA from working properly. To get the full benefit of PROMACTA, you need to be careful to avoid eating calcium-rich foods such as dairy products (yogurt, cheese, milk, ice cream), calcium-fortified foods (some orange juice, dry cereal, and bread), and leafy green vegetables (spinach, collard greens).

Unsure if your food has too much calcium? The USDA Food Data Central database is a great place to check the calcium content of specific foods.