Posted from: Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 11:01 AM - Present

Promacta Approved for Use in Children

Promacta® (eltrombopag) which is manufactured by Novartis has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for another indication.  Promacta is now indicated to treat children six years of age and older with chronic immune thrombocytopenia (cITP) who have had an insufficient response to corticosteroids, immunoglobulins or splenectomy. Promacta is a thrombopoietin receptor agonist that first gained FDA approval in 2008 for use in adult patients with cITP. It has since been indicated for the treatment of thrombocytopenia (low blood platelet counts) in patients with chronic hepatitis C to allow them to initiate and maintain interferon-based therapy, and to treat severe aplastic anemia. 

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