Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

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Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is the condition of having an abnormally low platelet platelet count (thrombocytopenia...
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Prednisone 1,258 Nplate 255 Promacta 208
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Romiplostim (International Nonproprietary Name, United States Adopted Name) is a fusion protein analog of thrombopoietin, a hormone that regulates platelet production. The drug was developed by Amgen and is marketed under the trade name Nplate thr...
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Eltrombopag (International Nonproprietary Name, codenamed SB-497115-GR) is a medication that has been developed for conditions that lead to thrombocytopenia (abnormally low platelet counts). It is a small molecule agonist of the c-mpl (TpoR) receptor (bi...
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Romiplostim (International Nonproprietary Name, United States Adopted Name) is a fusion protein analog of thrombopoietin, a hormone that regulates platelet production. The drug was developed by Amgen and is marketed under the trade name Nplate thr...
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Eltrombopag (International Nonproprietary Name, codenamed SB-497115-GR) is a medication that has been developed for conditions that lead to thrombocytopenia (abnormally low platelet counts). It is a small molecule agonist of the c-mpl (TpoR) receptor (bi...
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the ones with the fewest side effects. It's been brilliant...
" ...Nplate for three years, had no side effects whatsoever and ...Promacta are the drugs of the future and certainly the ones with the fewest side effe... "
Nancy
March 20, 2015
I am new to this site and doing a lot of research as my 76 yr. old father was diagnosed with ITP about 4 years ago. He count ranges from 20-60 lately over the past few months and he frequently receives platelet infusions. He has tried prednisone and did not like how it made him feel (lack of energy, loss of memory, trouble sleeping). He has also tried IVIG therapy and did not work. It is rare if his platelets are around 10 or so. I've seen many people here indicate this number without worr

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it didn't have much success but it does for a lot of people....
" ...I had Nplate and am on it again. It has worked both before ...I tried Promacta before my first splenectomy and it didn't have much success but it does for a... "

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believes that Promacta won't work as it did not work for me...
" ...of my hematologists thinks that Nplate and/or Promacta would be the best thing ...to get my CBC and Nplate from believes that Promacta won't work as it did not work for me in the... "

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me keep taking it with numbers that high. No side effects...
" ...Promacta is supposed to only keep you around 50. My last count on 26mg a day was 261! Not sure what is going to happen next. I can't see me keep taking it with numbers that high. No side effect... "

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one I am on Promacta and am doing really well on it. I also...
" ...similar to you. I didn't respond to Rituxin or prednisone. I wasn't keen ...for one I am on Promacta and am doing really well on it. I also respond to Nplate, but had some bone pain on it and... "

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working. I was then on Promacta, again worked for several...
" ...am on Nplate for the 2nd time. The first time it worked for several weeks ...it stopped working. I was then on Promacta, again worked for several weeks ...Now I am on Nplate again as the sple... "

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correctly that Nplate is working for you but Promacta did...
" ...different reactions to Promacta and Nplate. Do I understand correctly that Nplate is working for you but... "

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is currently working for me and Promacta did not. I am...
" ...You are correct. Nplate is currently working for me and Promacta did not. I am ...thinks we could do besides Nplate to bring my counts ...and forth dosage with Nplate to keep my counts... "

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but have had no side effects on Promacta. I go for my...
" ...experience that I've been on both Nplate and Promacta and on Nplate I had this weird bone pain the first 2-3 ...have had no side effects on Promacta. I go for ...than weekly with Nplate. It'... "

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you switch from NPlate to Promacta? How are they different...
" ...that works. Just curious, why did you switch from NPlate to Promacta? How are they ...have fatigue with NPlate? I haven't tried NPlate, I would have ...doctor visits. The Promacta pills... "

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