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

Just remember to follow these 3 simple rules for taking PROMACTA:

Take PROMACTA every day at the same time.

  • Pick a schedule that works for you and stick to it

Take PROMACTA on an empty stomach.

  • Either 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating

Do not take PROMACTA with calcium-rich products.

  • Take PROMACTA at least 2 hours before or 4 hours after having calcium-rich foods
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.