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User Reviews for Promacta

Promacta has an average rating of 6.4 out of 10 from a total of 8 ratings on 43% of those users who reviewed Promacta reported a positive effect, while 29% reported a negative effect.

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Aplastic Anemia  
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Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura  
3 reviews 75 medications
2 reviews 41 medications
Summary of Promacta reviews 6.4 8 reviews

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Moi · Taken for 10 years or more May 13, 2021

For Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura: “Bloating of stomach, serious thinning and hair loss, blur vision with dry eyes and dry mouth. The co-pay got too expensive and told doctor I need to switch to another medication for my low platelets.”

7 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 6 months to 1 year August 2, 2020

For Thrombocytopenia: “I have the same side effects from Promacta as the first reviewer: Lesions in the brain, double vision, and dizziness that I lose my balance.”

Pr · Taken for less than 1 month July 16, 2019

For Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura: “I have lupus and ITP, my platelets are at the range of 0-10 k Promacta was the only drug that raised the platelets to 100k Then after one month I had renal failure and lesions in my brain. It didn’t work for lupus I guess. :(”

1 / 10

Frequently asked questions

Rushbuzz September 19, 2011

For Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura: “My platelet count was dangerously low. After taking 50mg Promacta daily, my count was 275 after one month. I have not had any side effects whatsoever. However, I am curious as to why dairy is prohibited for four hours before and after taking medication. The only other negative is the cost. Thank God for insurance help.”

10 / 10
AplasticAnemiaMom May 8, 2019

For Aplastic Anemia: “Promacta and Eltrombopag are the same drug. One name is the scientific name Eltrombopag and the retail (brand) name is Promacta. There is no difference in the two names they are the same medicine. Our son did very well with ATG Horse, Cyclosporine and Promacta (Eltrombopag). Four years in he has not received a bone marrow transplant and has only received three blood transfusions ever. He lives a pretty normal life but does monitor his labs often and is still on meds. He did have a slow relapse and we found that him going back on high dose cyclosporine twice a day and taking the Promacta (Eltrombopag) helped his labs go back up again (near normal) again avoiding a BMT. If insurance doesn't pay for it have your doctor advocate first and if still no, call Novartis or visit their website as they have options to send this very expensive medicine to you for free.”

10 / 10
no nickname December 27, 2017

For Aplastic Anemia: “I have been taking Promacta for two months for Aplastic Anemia and have seen no increase in my hemoglobin count. I have had no significant side effects, but do not think the drug is effective in my case, too bad it's probably chemo for me. The drug is easy to take if you can find the proper time. I take it around 4 am when I first wake up then try to get some more sleep. Hope it works for you.”

2 / 10
I take 50MG once a day at night · Taken for 2 to 5 years February 8, 2013

For Thrombocytopenia: “I have been on eltrombpag for two years. I have had no side effects but my platelet count says about 20 to 30,000. I get treatment through the VA.”

5 / 10

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TheMeerkat · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 10, 2017

For Aplastic Anemia: “It didn’t cause any side effects, and, more important, I’m not dead. That’s pretty good.”

10 / 10

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