PROMACTA for children

PROMACTA® (eltrombopag) is the only treatment of its kind that offers convenient once-daily oral dosing for pediatric patients with persistent or chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). Most young children start PROMACTA on 25 mg once daily. Your child’s doctor will work with you to find which strength and formulation work best for your child over the long term.


Click here to learn more about PROMACTA for oral suspension.


Take PROMACTA exactly as your health care provider tells you to take it


  • Take PROMACTA at the same time every day
  • Take PROMACTA once first thing in the morning OR once at bedtime


  • Split, chew, or crush PROMACTA tablets
  • Mix PROMACTA into food or liquids
  • Take PROMACTA more than once a day—even if you miss a dose

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

Important: PROMACTA should be taken 2 hours before or 4 hours after taking medications like antacids, mineral supplements, or foods that are high in calcium such as dairy products, calcium-fortified juices, and certain fruits and vegetables

Watch This Video to Learn How to Mix and Give PROMACTA for Oral Suspension.

How to Mix and Give PROMACTA for Oral Suspension

With PROMACTA, you don’t have to build your child’s life around treatment administration. You and your child decide when to take it. Once you find a time that works, simply stick to that time, all the time. Here are some ideas to get you started creating a schedule.

Too much calcium (more than 50 mg) stops PROMACTA from working properly. To help 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 certain fruits and vegetables.

Click below to download the Meal Planner to make sure you know which foods are high in calcium (some may be a surprise!).

Cook up something yummy with the following recipes:

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