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Medications for Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Other names: Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura; ITP

About Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura is a systemic illness characterized by ecchymoses (extensive purplish patchs caused by extravasation of blood into the skin) and hemorrhages from mucous membranes and very low platelet counts. It results from platelet destruction by macrophages due to an antiplatelet factor.

Drugs used to treat Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
Promacta 5.5 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: eltrombopag systemic

Drug class: platelet-stimulating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

prednisone 6.0 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: prednisone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Nplate 6.7 3 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: romiplostim systemic

Drug class: platelet-stimulating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

dexamethasone 4.0 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Brand names:  Dexamethasone Intensol, De-Sone LA, Dxevo, HiDex …show all

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

eltrombopag 6.6 5 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: eltrombopag systemic

Brand name:  Promacta

Drug class: platelet-stimulating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

rituximab Off-label 7.5 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: rituximab systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics, CD20 monoclonal antibodies

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

Off-label: Yes

romiplostim 7.5 4 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: romiplostim systemic

Brand name:  Nplate

Drug class: platelet-stimulating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

cyclosporine Off-label 9.3 3 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: cyclosporine systemic

Drug class: calcineurin inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off-label: Yes

immune globulin intravenous Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: immune globulin intravenous systemic

Brand names:  Privigen, Octagam, Flebogamma, Gammaplex, Panzyga, Carimune NF, Gammagard S / D …show all

Drug class: immune globulins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Tavalisse Rate Add review
Rx N

Generic name: fostamatinib systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous coagulation modifiers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

azathioprine Off-label Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: azathioprine systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics, other immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off-label: Yes

Privigen Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: immune globulin intravenous systemic

Drug class: immune globulins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

WinRho SDF 4.0 3 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: rho (d) immune globulin systemic

Drug class: immune globulins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

triamcinolone Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

Brand names:  Kenalog-40, Clinacort

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Dexamethasone Intensol Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Intron A Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: interferon alfa-2b systemic

Drug class: antineoplastic interferons

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Kenalog-40 Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Clinacort Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

immune globulin intravenous and subcutaneous 5.0 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: immune globulin intravenous and subcutaneous systemic

Brand names:  Gamunex-C, Gammaked

Drug class: immune globulins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Octagam Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: immune globulin intravenous systemic

Drug class: immune globulins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

rho (d) immune globulin 3.0 4 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: rho (d) immune globulin systemic

Brand names:  WinRho SDF, Rhophylac, BayRHo-D, HyperRHO S / D Full Dose, HyperRHO S / D Mini-Dose, MicRhoGAM Ultra-Filtered Plus, RhoGAM Ultra-Filtered Plus …show all

Drug class: immune globulins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Flebogamma Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: immune globulin intravenous systemic

Drug class: immune globulins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Gamunex-C 5.0 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: immune globulin intravenous and subcutaneous systemic

Drug class: immune globulins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

De-Sone LA Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Dxevo Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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