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When Should An Itp Patient Seek Emergency Medical Attention
Is revolade is safe for long term use in itp for a heart patiant and diabaties patient already having a stun?
Eltrombopag: I've never personally used the drug but I looked it up and read about it: it's main toxicity is in the liver and shouldn't be given to people with liver disease. There are no warnings for either heart patients or for patients with diabetes. It's intended for long term use. You should remain under the supervision of the prescribing physician. The drug is generally safe with monitoring. ...Read more
Can a patient using revolade for curing itp can start other medications like Ayurvedic or homeopathic side by side?
Can a patient using revolade in itp can use other medicines for for the side effects occur like loose motions?
Revolade: Check with your pharmacist for drug-drug interactions. The answer to your question will depend upon what you plan to use. ...Read more
I am a patient diagnosed and recovered with itp, traces of thalessamia and B12 deficiency in 2010... Lately, have been suffering from weakness?
My CBC says mpv are missing due to platelet anisocytosis, mono12, mch25, mchc32.5, platelets 151000, hb12.9 is this ok, 2years back i was itp patient.
None: Of these numbers are of concern. The variation in platelet size may have "confused" the automated instrument. ...Read more
If controlled: Ask your doctor for individual recommendations Theoretically if platelet count is good ( bleeding risk is controlled) then the steroid would not be contraindicated but if you are already receiving steroids ITP treatment then I'm not sure how much more an injection has to offer. ...Read more
Fish oil helps lower cholesterol but I read that its not good for ITP patients like me. what supplement can I take to lower my cholesterol?
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura patients who do not respond to pretnizon (steriods); what do you do next?
Immunoglobulins: For patients with itp that has not responded to steroids such as Prednisone there are still effective therapies. Often an infusion of normal antibodies (immunoglobulins or ivig) is used. Other therapies can include an antibody against the patients immune system cells called rituximab. Removing the spleen can be used sometimes. There are specific platelet drugs for patients with chronic itp. ...Read more
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