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Does Medicare cover Promacta?

Medically reviewed by Nicole France, BPharm. Last updated on Nov 7, 2022.

Official answer


Yes, Promacta (eltrombopag olamine) is covered by Medicare. There is low to no co-pay for Promacta for Medicare patients.

Of the Medicare patients who take Promacta:

  • 72% pay a co-pay of $10 or less
  • 61% pay a co-pay of $0

Promacta is available as a film-coated tablet and oral suspension. It is used to treat people with low blood platelet counts (thrombocytopenia) due the chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) or chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) virus infection. It is also used in the treatment of severe aplastic anemia.

  • Data on file. IQVIA APLD YTD August 2019. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp; March 2020.

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