Brand name – Elopag
Generic name – Eltrombag
Manufacture – Everest
Strength – 50/25 mg
Dosage – Tablet
Composition – Eltrombag
Indication – Treat low blood platelet count
Storage – at a cool place
Overview of Elopag 25mg tablet
Elopag 25mg tablet is used to increase the number of platelets in the patient's body to reduce the risk of bleeding. It is also used to treat chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) and hepatitis C in adults. Lastly, used in combination with other medications to treat aplastic anemia in children 2 years of age or older and in adults. However, Elopag 25mg tablets work by causing the cells in the bone marrow to produce more platelets.
Elopag 25mg tablet contains eltrombopag an active ingredient, which is a thrombopoietin receptor. Thrombopoietin is a type of hormone that regulates the production of platelets inside the bone marrow. Eltrombopag works by binding the thrombopoietin on megakaryocytes and allowing the bone marrow to start the production of platelets.
Elopag 50mg tablet causes several side effects, which are unwanted symptoms.
- Back pain
- Muscle aches or spasms
- Sore throat
- Extreme tiredness
- Decreased appetite
- Pain in the mouth and throat
- Swelling in the mouth and throat
- Hair loss
- Skin colour changes
- Skin tingling
- Swelling in lower legs
- In children toothache
Some side effects are serious. If you experience these symptoms immediately consult the doctor to get treatments. The symptoms are:
- Short breath
- Coughing up blood
- Fast heartbeat
- Fast breathing
- While breathing feel pain
- Difficult or slow speech
- Sudden weakness
- Difficulty in walking
- Stomach pain
- Cloudy or blurred vision
Elopag 25mg tablet is taken in tablet or powder form and taken once a day on an empty stomach. To get benefits soon take at least one hour before or two hours after eating food at the same time.
It is advisable to swallow the whole tablet. Do not crush, chew, or split Elopag tablets or mix them with food or liquids.
It is advisable to avoid missing any dose. In case you miss a dose of Elopag 50mg tablets consult your doctor immediately.
In case of overdose, it is advisable to contact your healthcare provide or doctor and the doctor will provide you with medical attention
Missing or overdosing may impact on your health. So, it is always advisable to follow the prescription of the doctor.
Elopag 50mg tablets can cause allergic reactions in some patients. Therefore, it is necessary to read all related information about this medicine.
The patients should inform the doctor about prescribed and non-prescribed, herbal medications, and vitamin supplements. Elopag will interact with them and furthermore, they will affect the mechanisms.
Elopag 25mg tablets should be prescribed to women only who have undergone menopause and cannot conceive.
It is advisable not to operate heavy machinery or drive while undergoing the treatment because the Elopag tablet gives you dizziness.
Elopag tablets are not advisable to use for children and adolescents.
At the beginning of treatment inform the doctor about the previous medical conditions-
Q1. What is Elopag 50mg tablet?
Ans – Elopag tablet is used to treat low blood platelets.
Q2. Can I take Elopag during pregnancy?
Ans – Pregnant women are not advised to take this medicine.
Q3. Where should I store this medicine?
Ans – Store below 30 degrees of temperature in a dry place.
Q4. From where I will get Elopag medicine?
Ans – You can buy it from Magicine Pharma at an affordable price.
Elopag 50mg tablet may interact with other medicines, so it is advised to tell about other medicines you taking. Because other medicines may interact with Elopag.
Elopag will interact with some diseases which are liver, kidney, and lung diseases. Also, it is advised, at the beginning inform the doctor about the medical history.
Elopag tablet interaction is still unknown with alcohol. Therefore, it is advisable to avoid alcohol during treatment.
Elopag: Drug information available at: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a609011.html
Elopag: Drug Uses, mechanism available at: https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB06210