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Medication information

Nplate 500mcg inj.powder

This medication is typically used for the treatment of a bleeding disorder known as thrombocytopenic purpura. It requires a few weeks to take effect.

Instructions

This product is usually injected under the skin (subcutaneously) by a health professional.

This medication is typically used only once a week. However, your doctor or pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you.

Side effects

In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:

  • it may cause headaches;
  • it may cause stomach ache;
  • it may cause dizziness -- use caution when getting up from a lying or sitting position;
  • it may cause sleep disturbances or insomnia;
  • it may cause muscle pain.

Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.

Storage

Keep this product in the refrigerator and do not allow it to freeze. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.

Additional Information

A treatment with this medication requires regular monitoring by a doctor. Be sure to see your doctor for all regularly scheduled appointments.

General notes

When meeting with any health professional, it is important for you to share the following information:

  • Your medical history and allergies (medication, food, or other);
  • If you smoke, are pregnant, are planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding;
  • The names of all the medications you take, whether you take them regularly or once in a while, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and natural health products.


It is also strongly recommended that you keep an up-to-date list of all the medications you take and carry it with you at all times. This could be useful if you have to see a health professional or need emergency care.

Keep all your medications out of the reach of children and pets and return any unused or expired medications to the pharmacy for proper disposal.