Two new drugs for chronic ITP.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2009 Feb 9;51(1305):10-1
Romiplostim (Nplate - Amgen), a recombinant fusion protein injected subcutaneously, and eltrombopag (Promacta - GlaxoSmithKline), a non-peptide taken orally, have been approved by the FDA for treatment of chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) refractory to corticosteroids, immunoglobulins and/or splenectomy.
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