Understanding PROMACTA

When you have low platelets due to persistent or chronic ITP, the treatment you start on, such as steroids, may stop working. That's where PROMACTA® (eltrombopag) can help. PROMACTA is a platelet booster that functions differently than steroids or IVIg. It works with your body to create more platelets, so it can make up for the ones your body is missing. This in turn helps boost platelet counts and may reduce bruising and bleeding caused by persistent or chronic ITP.

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How PROMACTA treats persistent or chronic ITP

PROMACTA binds to TPO receptors like regular TPO to boost platelet production.

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A hormone called thrombopoietin (TPO) naturally creates platelets in your body and, unlike some other drugs used to treat persistent or chronic ITP, PROMACTA acts the same as TPO—working alongside your body to create more platelets.

PROMACTA is the only once-daily oral platelet booster that comes in both a tablet and an oral suspension, so even if you can’t swallow a pill, you can still count on a once-daily oral therapy. Some other ITP treatments require you to visit your doctor for an injection, while PROMACTA can be taken at home, work, or on the go!



  • Without a meal or with a meal low in calcium (≤50 mg)
  • 2 hours before or 4 hours after taking medications like antacids, mineral supplements, or foods high in calcium such as dairy products, calcium-fortified juices, and certain fruits and vegetables


PROMACTA may boost your platelet count and keep the levels stable. Click here to learn more about how PROMACTA performed in clinical studies in people with persistent or chronic ITP.

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Who is PROMACTA for?

All ITP patients
Patients with low platelets due to persistent or chronic ITP

Try again : PROMACTA is only meant for people with low platelets due to persistent or chronic ITP after their first ITP treatment has failed.

Correct : Great job! PROMACTA is for people with low platelets due to persistent or chronic ITP after their first ITP treatment (such as a steroid) has failed to maintain platelet levels. PROMACTA should be used only in people with ITP whose degree of thrombocytopenia and clinical condition increase the risk for bleeding.

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