Nplate is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) romiplostim. On this page you will find out more about Nplate, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: romiplostim
Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Nplate 500 microgram powder for injection, 1 vial
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
NPLATE is indicated for treatment of thrombocytopenia in adult patients with chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP): (1) who are non-splenectomised and have had an inadequate response, or are intolerant, to corticosteroids and immunoglobulins; (2) who are splenectomised and have had an inadequate response to splenectomy.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||white powder in 5 mL clear glass vial with chlorobutyl elastomeric stopper, aluminium seal and propylene flip-off cap|
|Dosage Form||Injection, powder for|
|Route of administration||Subcutaneous|
1 x 625 microgram: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Refrigerate,Protect from Light,Do not Freeze|
|Life time||5 Years|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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