What is Trombopag 50mg Tablet?
Trombopag Tablet is a prescription medicine that is used for the treatment of low count levels of platelets as a result of chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) or chronic infection of the hepatitis C virus. This tablet contains the active constituent Eltrombopag. This medicine is also used to treat aplastic anemia. This helps to stimulate the formation of more platelets in the body, which in turn helps to prevent or reduce excessive bleeding.
What eltrombopag olamine tablet is used for?
Eltrombopag olamine is sold under the brand name Promacta. It is manufactured in India by Natco pharma Limited. Eltrombopag is used to increase the number of platelets ( cells that help the blood clot) to decrease the risk of bleeding in adults and children 1 year of age and older who have chronic immune thrombocytopenia ( ITP; an ongoing condition that may cause unusual bruising or bleeding due to an abnormally low number of platelets in the blood) and who have not been helped or cannot be treated with other treatments. This medicine is used to increase the number of platelets in people who have hepatitis c (a viral infection that may damage the liver). This medicine is 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 older. It is used to increase the number of platelets enough to decrease the risk of bleeding in people with ITP or aplastic anemia. It is in a class of medications called thrombopoietin receptor agonists. It works to cause the cells in the bone marrow to produce more platelets.
What is Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)?
Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a bleeding disorder in which the immune system destroys platelets, which are necessary for normal blood clotting. People with the disease have too few platelets in the blood.
- How was it caused?
ITP occurs when certain immune system cells produce antibodies against platelets. Platelets help your blood clot by grouping together to plug small holes in damaged blood vessels.
The antibodies attach to the palates. 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 a viral infection, with the use of certain drugs, during pregnancy, or as part of an immune disorder.
- What are the signs and symptoms of Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)?
ITP may have no signs and symptoms. When they do occur, they may include:
Easy or excessive bruising
Superficial bleeding into the skin that appears as pinpoint-sized reddish-purple spots that look like a rash, usually on the lower legs
Bleeding from the gums or nose
Blood in urine or stools
Unusually heavy menstrual flow
What is Aplastic anemia?
Aplastic anemia is a rare blood disorder. This serious condition is a type of bone marrow failure syndrome. The spongy stuff inside your bones. It does not produce enough white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets.
It can develop slowly or come on suddenly. If your blood count is low enough, it can be a little threatening.
- Who gets affected by Aplastic anemia?
Anyone can get aplastic anemia, but it’s more likely to happen to people in their late teens and early 20s, and the elderly. Males and females have about an equal chance of getting it. It is more common in developing countries.
- What are the signs and symptoms of Aplastic anemia?
Symptoms depend on what type of blood cells you’re low on, but you may be low on all three. The common symptoms for each:
Low red blood cell count:
Low white blood cell count:
Low platelets count:
Easy bruising and bleeding
Before taking medicine consult your doctor. This tablet has to be taken orally as directed by the physician. This tablet should be taken once a day with water, without chewing or crushing on them. It has to be taken at least two hours after or four hours before meals. You don’t consume dairy foods ( such as cheese and butter) milk or milkshakes, antacids, and other supplements. . 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 infection. Let your doctor know if these side effects become serious, you consult your doctor. Your doctor can prevent and give relief from the side effects so that you may feel better during the treatment.
Benefits of Trombopag 50mg Tablet
- In the treatment of Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)
This tablet is used to increase the number of platelets ( cells that help the blood clot) to decrease the risk of bleeding in adults and children 1 year of age and older who have chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). It may cause unusual bruising or bleeding due to an abnormally low number of platelets in the blood. This medicine is also used to increase the number of platelets in people who have hepatitis c ( a viral infection that may damage the liver).
- In the treatment of Aplastic anemia
Trombopag 50mg Tablets are also used in combination with conditions in which the body does not make enough new blood cells, adults and children 2 years of age and above.
Side effects of Trombopag 50mg Tablet
There are Some major and minor side effects of this medicine. But not all side effects need doctor attention. If you observe any side effects become serious, You may consult your doctor.
Some of the common side effects of this medicine include
Respiratory tract infection
Loss of appetite
Swelling in feet or hands
Mouth and throat pain
How Trombopag 50mg Tablet is taken?
Always take this medicine as per your doctor’s consultation. This tablet has to be taken orally as directed by the physician. This tablet should be taken once a day with water. It has to be taken at least two hours after or four hours before meals. You don’t consume dairy foods ( such as cheese and butter) milk or milkshakes, antacids, and other supplements. 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 does the Trombopag 50mg tablet work?
Trombopag 50 Tablet treats low levels of platelets as a result of chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). This medicine also helps in the treatment of aplastic anemia along with other medications. This is a thrombopoietin agonist. It works to stimulate the formation of new platelets in the blood. Platelets help to reduce or prevent bleeding.