Managing Your Diet


PROMACTA Low-Calcium Recipes

Staying healthy and staying on track

It’s important to monitor your calcium intake when taking PROMACTA® (eltrombopag), and sometimes it can be hard to find tasty low-calcium meal options.


Here are some quick, fun, and easy low-calcium recipes to help you on your treatment plan. Each recipe serves 1 person and contains less than 50 mg of calcium.


Please keep in mind that if you use different amounts or more ingredients than the recipe calls for, the calcium content may go up.


Happy cooking!

More details on high-calcium foods

Calcium might be lurking in more foods than you think. These sample items (not all are foods) may have more than 50 mg of calcium. Avoid them for 4 hours before and 2 hours after taking PROMACTA.

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Examples include:

  • milk (including almond and rice milk)
  • yogurt (including frozen yogurt)
  • cheese
  • ice cream


  • some types of oatmeal
  • orange juice
  • dry cereal
  • bread


Examples include:

  • clams
  • trout


Examples include:

  • collard greens
  • spinach


Examples include:

  • tofu
  • soy milk


Examples include:

  • antacids
  • multivitamins
  • supplements containing iron, calcium, aluminum, magnesium, selenium, or zinc