Your doctor will be checking your platelet counts, but you can take PROMACTA at home


Can't swallow a pill? 12.5 mg and 25 mg are also available in an oral suspension


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

What should I avoid while taking PROMACTA?

Avoid situations and medicines that may increase your risk of bleeding. Click here for tips on managing your ITP.

Watch our commercial to learn more about the #1 prescribed platelet booster

Cook up something yummy with the following recipes:

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What does calcium have to do with it?

Too much calcium (more than 50 mg) stops PROMACTA from working properly. So 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 leafy green vegetables (spinach, collard greens).

You can check the calcium content of specific foods online using the USDA Food Data Central database.

Download the meal planner for help understanding these rules and planning your meals with PROMACTA.