Treats low blood platelet counts and helps prevent bleeding in patients with a blood disorder called idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). This medicine is only used when surgery and other medicines have not worked well enough.
A doctor or other trained health professional will give you this medicine. This medicine is given as a shot under your skin.
This medicine should come with a Medication Guide. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions. Ask your pharmacist for the Medication Guide if you do not have one. Your doctor might ask you to sign some forms to show that you understand this information.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have bleeding problems, bone marrow problems, a blood cancer, or a history of blood clots. Also tell your doctor if you have already had surgery to remove your spleen.
Your doctor will need to check your blood at regular visits while you are using this medicine. Be sure to keep all appointments.