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Promacta Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is eltrombopag (Promacta)?
- What are the possible side effects of eltrombopag (Promacta)?
- What is the most important information I should know about eltrombopag (Promacta)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking eltrombopag (Promacta)?
- How should I take eltrombopag (Promacta)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Promacta)?
- What happens if I overdose (Promacta)?
- What should I avoid while taking eltrombopag (Promacta)?
- What other drugs will affect eltrombopag (Promacta)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Promacta)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Promacta)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking eltrombopag (Promacta)?
Avoid taking other medications, including antacids or vitamin and mineral supplements, within 4 hours before or after you take eltrombopag.
Avoid all dairy products or products that contain calcium (including fortified fruit juice) for at least 4 hours before or after you take eltrombopag.
Avoid activities that may increase your risk of bleeding or injury. Use extra care to prevent bleeding while shaving or brushing your teeth.
What other drugs will affect eltrombopag (Promacta)?
Tell your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with eltrombopag, especially:
- glyburide or repaglinide;
- olmesartan or valsartan;
- cancer medicine--imatinib, irinotecan, lapatinib, mitoxantrone, or topotecan; or
- cholesterol medication--atorvastatin, ezetimibe, fluvastatin, pitavastatin, pravastatin, rosuvastatin, or simvastatin.
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with eltrombopag, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about eltrombopag.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Promacta Information
- Promacta Drug Interactions Center: eltrombopag oral
- Promacta Side Effects Center
- Promacta FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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