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Platelet-stimulating agents

What are Platelet-stimulating agents?

Platelet-stimulating agents encourage the body to produce more platelets.

These agents may work by different mechanisms. They can stimulate megakaryocytes, precursors of platelets, to produce platelets faster than normal or they may act as c-mpl (TpoR) receptor agonists. The c-mpl (TpoR) receptor is a target for thrombopoietin, a hormone that stimulates development of megakaryocytes.

Platelet-stimulating agents are used to treat chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.

List of Platelet-stimulating agents

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Drug Name Avg. Rating Reviews
Promacta (Pro)
Generic name: eltrombopag
14 reviews
Nplate (Pro)
Generic name: romiplostim
5 reviews
Doptelet (Pro)
Generic name: avatrombopag
3 reviews
Neumega (Pro)
Generic name: oprelvekin
No reviews
Mulpleta (Pro)
Generic name: lusutrombopag
No reviews
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