Monitoring Treatment



Finding a starting PROMACTA dose for chronic ITP

You will likely start PROMACTA® (eltrombopag) on 1 of 4 dose strengths:


Your doctor will work with you to find which dose works for you. One way he or she will do that is by periodically checking your platelet count. 


When you first start taking PROMACTA…

Platelet counts will be tracked once a week.


Once you and your doctor have found a dose that works...

Platelet count checks will become less frequent. 

Remember that managing chronic ITP is about managing symptoms, not platelet counts. Try not to fixate on specific counts. While they’re useful as a guide, they’re not as important as how you feel.