Eltrombopag Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine. To receive this medicine, you, your doctor and your pharmacy must be registered in the Promacta Cares program.
Visit your prescriber or health care professional for regular checks on your progress and for the needed blood tests. It is important to keep all appointments.
Tell your doctor or health care professional right away if you have any change in your eyesight.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
body aches or pain
difficulty with breathing
loss of voice
pain in the chest, groin, or legs, especially the calves
rapid weight gain
severe, sudden headache
sudden loss of coordination
sudden, severe weakness or numbness in the arm or leg
tingling of the hands or feet
troubled breathing with exertion
unusual tiredness or weakness
unusual weight gain or loss
yellow eyes or skin
blurred or decreased vision
burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
general feeling of discomfort or illness
lower back or side pain
muscle aches and pains
pinpoint red spots on the skin
redness of the eye
tender, swollen glands in the neck
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
difficulty with moving
hair loss or thinning of the hair
lack or loss of strength
muscle cramps or stiffness
stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
Incidence not known
Darkening of the skin
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.