Understanding PROMACTA

When you’re being treated for chronic immune thrombocytopenia (chronic ITP), there may come a time when the treatment you started on, such as steroids, has stopped working. That’s where PROMACTA® (eltrombopag) can help. PROMACTA is a platelet booster that functions differently from other chronic ITP treatments. It works with your body to create more platelets, so it can make up for the ones your body is missing. This in turn helps boost platelet counts and may reduce bruising and bleeding caused by chronic ITP.

How PROMACTA treats chronic ITP

PROMACTA binds to TPO receptors like regular TPO to boost platelet production.
A hormone called thrombopoietin (TPO) naturally creates platelets in your body and, unlike some other drugs used to treat chronic ITP, PROMACTA acts the same as TPO—working alongside your body to create more platelets.

PROMACTA is the only once-daily oral platelet booster that comes in both a tablet and an oral suspension, so even if you can’t swallow a pill, you can still count on a once-daily oral therapy. Some other chronic ITP treatments require you to visit your doctor for an injection, while PROMACTA can be taken at home, work, or on the go!


PROMACTA may boost your platelet count and keep the levels stable. Click here to learn more about how PROMACTA performed in clinical studies in people with chronic ITP.

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Who is PROMACTA for?

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