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Understanding Side Effects


Understanding Side Effects

What are the side effects of PROMACTA?

The side effects of PROMACTA® (eltrombopag) and other platelet boosters are generally mild. The most common side effects of PROMACTA in children 1 year and older are:

  • upper respiratory tract infection (symptoms may include runny nose, stuffy nose, and sneezing)
  • pain or swelling (inflammation) in the nose or throat (nasopharyngitis)
  • cough
  • diarrhea
  • fever
  • runny, stuffy nose (rhinitis)
  • stomach (abdominal) pain
  • pain or swelling (inflammation) in the throat or mouth (oropharyngeal pain)
  • toothache
  • rash
  • abnormal liver function tests


No matter what the treatment, always let your doctor know if the side effects get to be too much.