What is Revolade 25 mg Tablet?
Revolade 25 mg Tablet contains salt called Eltrombopag. It belongs to the group of medicines called thrombopoietin receptor agonists. It is used to treat patients with low platelet counts as a result of chronic immune thrombopoietin or chronic hepatitis C virus infection. It is used in combination with other drugs to treat conditions such as severe aplastic anemia.
Is Eltrombopag a chemotherapy drug?
Eltrombopag is sold under the brand name Promacta. It is manufactured in India by Glaxo Smithkline Pharmaceuticals Limited. This medication is used to treat low platelet levels in people who have a certain blood disorder called chronic immune thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP) or who have chronic hepatitis C. It may be used to treat people with a certain blood disorder ( Aplastic anemia). It decreases the risk of bleeding by increasing the number of platelets. Eltrombopag acts like a certain natural substance that causes the body to produce platelets. It is used in adults and children 2 years of age and older. It is in a class of medications called thrombopoietin receptor agonists. It works by causing the cells in the bone marrow to produce more platelets.
What is Immune thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP)?
Immune thrombocytopenic purpura is a common bleeding disorder in which the immune system destroys platelets, which are necessary for normal blood clotting. It can happen in children and adults. About four children out of 100,000 and three adults out of 100,000 have immune thrombocytopenia. Your blood doesn’t clot right because you have a smaller amount of platelets than normal.
- How does ITP occur?
ITP occurs when certain immune system cells produce antibodies against platelets. The antibodies attach to the platelets. The body destroys the platelets that carry the antibodies.
In children, the disease sometimes follows a viral infection. In adults, it is more often a long-term disease and can occur after viral infection with the use of certain drugs or as part of an immune disorder.
- What are the signs and symptoms of Immune thrombocytopenia purpura/
You may not have any symptoms, but they can happen slowly or quickly. Some symptoms may include:
Very small red or purple dots on your skin
Blood clots under your skin
Heavy menstrual bleeding
Blood in pee or poop
Bleeding in the brain
What is Aplastic anemia?
Aplastic anemia is a rare blood disorder. This serious condition is a type of bone marrow failure syndrome. In aplastic anemia, the spongy tissue inside your bones does not produce enough white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets.
It can develop slowly or come on suddenly. If your blood count gets low enough, it can be life-threatening.
- What are the signs and symptoms of aplastic anemia?
Many people with this condition present with minimal symptoms. Most common symptoms include:
Heavy menstrual bleeding
Shortness of breath
Revolade 25 mg Tablet comes as a tablet and as a powder for oral suspension (liquid) to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating. Take this medicine at around the same time every day. Before taking medicine consult your doctor. Dose and duration will be decided by the necessity and need of the patient. It depends on the treatment and may change from time to time. You should take medicine as per your doctor’s advice. This medicine is strictly not recommended for children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers. It takes some weeks and months to get a better result. Do not stop taking the medicine before your doctor’s advice.
The common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, upper respiratory tract infection, and urinary tract infections. If these side effects become serious, you may consult your doctor. Your doctor can prevent and give you relief from the side effects during the treatment.
Benefits of Revolade 25 mg Tablet
- In the treatment of Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)
Revolade 25 mg tablets are used to increase the number of platelets to decrease the risk of bleeding in adults and children 1-year-old and older. It is used in patients who have not benefited or cannot be treated with other treatments. It increases the number of platelets in people who have hepatitis C.
- In the treatment of Aplastic anemia
Revolade 25 mg Tablet is also used in combination with other medications to treat aplastic anemia, a condition in which the body does not make enough new blood cells in adults and children 2 years of age and above.
Side effects of Revolade 25 mg Tablet
Here are Some major and minor side effects of this medicine. But not all side effects need a doctor’s attention. If you observe any side effects become serious, You may consult your doctor.
Some of the common side effects of this medicine include:
Muscle or joint pain
Upper respiratory tract infection
Increased Liver Enzymes
How is Revolade 25 mg Tablet taken?
Revolade 25 mg Tablet comes as a tablet and as a powder for oral suspension (liquid) to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating. Always take this medicine as per your doctor’s consultation. Dose and duration will decide your doctor. You are not allowed to crush, chew and break the medicine. Swallow it as a whole. Drink plenty of water. Do not miss the dose. If you miss a dose skip the missed dose and follow your schedule regularly on the next day. Do not double the dose. Take medicine every day on time as prescribed by your doctor. Much other medicine can affect this medicine so let your doctor know all medication you are using during the treatment.
How Revolade 25 mg Tablet work?
This medication was developed in a bid to treat some conditions, which lead to thrombocytopenia. It acts to enter the receptor. The primary target of this medicine is thrombopoietin.