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Posted 20 Nov 2012 by Drugs.com
LONDON, Nov. 19, 2012 – GlaxoSmithKline plc announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Promacta for the treatment of thrombocytopenia (low blood platelet counts) in patients with chronic hepatitis C to allow them to initiate and maintain interferon-based therapy. Promacta is the first supportive care treatment available to patients who are ineligible or poor candidates for interferon-based therapy due to their low blood platelet counts. Promacta in combination with interferon-based therapy has been shown to improve a patient's chance of achieving a sustained virologic response (SVR) or viral cure. There are limitations to the use of Promacta in patients suffering from chronic hepatitis C-associated thrombocytopenia. These include: Promacta should not be used in an attempt to normalize platelet counts; Promacta should be used only in patients with ch ... Read more
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