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ROMIPLOSTIM - INJECTION
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Nplate
USES: This medication is used to treat a certain blood disorder (idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura - ITP) in which the blood does not clot properly due to a lack of platelets. Platelets are a type of blood cell needed to form blood clots and prevent bleeding. Romiplostim decreases your risk of bleeding by increasing the number of platelets. Romiplostim acts like a certain natural substance (thrombopoietin) that causes the body to produce platelets.
HOW TO USE: Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start using romiplostim and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Only patients enrolled in the NEXUS program may obtain and use romiplostim. After talking with your doctor about the risks and benefits of treatment, you will need to sign an enrollment form at your doctor's office before receiving your first injection. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details about the NEXUS program and for more information about the risks and benefits of using this medication.
This medication is injected under the skin by a health care professional, usually once a week.
Dosage is based on your medical condition, weight, and response to treatment. Your doctor will order blood tests (platelet counts) to find the right dose for you. Be sure to keep all medical/lab appointments.
Your risk of bleeding may increase when you stop using romiplostim. Your doctor should order weekly blood tests for at least 2 weeks after your last dose. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop any bleeding/bruising.
When used for an extended period, this medication may not work as well and may require different dosing. Talk with your doctor if this medication stops working well.
Tell your doctor if your condition (bleeding/bruising) persists or worsens.
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