Nplate new pediatric indication.

Boost your patients' platelet counts with Nplate® to reduce their risk of bleeding, so that there may be one less thing to keep them from doing what they love1

Nplate® is now approved for the treatment of thrombocytopenia in pediatric patients 1 year of age and older with ITP for at least 6 months who have had an insufficient response to corticosteroids, immunoglobulins, or splenectomy.

Most pediatric patients reached target platelet counts with Nplate®1,*

Phase 3 pediatric pivotal trial (N = 62)1,2

Nplate® was studied vs placebo in a double-blind, 24-week, multicenter, randomized, phase 3 study in pediatric patients 1 year to 17 years with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP).

  • Patients were refractory or relapsed after at least one prior ITP therapy with a platelet count ≤ 30 × 109/L.
  • Patients were stratified by age and randomized (2:1) to receive a starting dose of 1 µg/kg subcutaneously weekly either Nplate® or placebo.
  • Age categories were ≥ 1 to < 6 years, 6 to < 12 years, and 12 < 18 years.
  • Over a 24-week treatment period, dose was titrated up to a maximum of 10 µg/kg weekly of either Nplate® or placebo in an effort to maintain a target platelet count of ≥ 50-200 × 109/L.

Pediatric pivotal trial endpoints1,2

Platelet responses were excluded for 4 weeks after receiving rescue medications.

*Based on Overall Platelet Response.

Platelet response in the 24-week phase 3 pediatric trial1

Nplate (romiplostim) durable and overall platelet response in pediatric patients.

Achieving and maintaining a platelet count ≥ 50 × 109/L can reduce the risk for bleeding.1

Long-term extension trial study design (N = 66)3:

  • Pediatric subjects who had previously completed an Nplate® ITP study were eligible to participate in the study.
  • Primary endpoints were incidence and exposure-adjusted incidence of adverse events, including clinically significant changes in laboratory values and incidence of antibody formation.
  • Secondary endpoint was platelet response to Nplate®.
  • Nplate® was administered weekly by subcutaneous injection.
  • Consider long-term study design limitations when interpreting results. This study includes patients from multiple prior studies, is not blinded, not controlled, and includes inherent self-selection bias.

Long-term extension study3,4

  • ~ 94% of pediatric patients responded to treatment with Nplate®†
  • 30-month median duration of response
  • ~ 7.5 years maximum platelet response

Defined as one or more platelet count ≥ 50 x 109/L in the absence of rescue medication.

Response defined as a median monthly platelet count ≥ 50 x 109/L

SAFETY RESULTS: The most frequently occurring (> 45%) adverse events were headache (58.5%), contusion (50.8%), epistaxis, upper respiratory tract infection and vomiting (49.2% each), cough and oropharyngeal pain (46.2% each). The most frequently reported (> 5%) grade 3 or 4 adverse events were thrombocytopenia (9.2%) and headache (6.2%).



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Watch why Dr. Michael Tarantino chooses Nplate® for second-line treatment in pediatric ITP patients.

Watch why Dr. Michael Tarantino chooses Nplate for second-line treatment in pediatric ITP patients.
Pediatric Treatment

Established safety profile across multiple clinical trials1

Pediatric safety profile was established in a 12- and 24-week trial1,*

Adverse reactions with an incidence of ≥ 25% in the two placebo-controlled trials were contusion, upper respiratory tract infection, and oropharyngeal pain.1

Common adverse reactions from two placebo-controlled pediatric studies1,†

Adverse Reactions by Body System
Nplate® (%)
(N = 59)
Placebo (%)
(N = 24)
Infections and Infestations
Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
18 (31%)
6 (25%)
Ear Infection
3 (5%)
0 (0.0%)
Gastroenteritis
3 (5%)
0 (0.0%)
Sinusitis
3 (5%)
0 (0.0%)
Respiratory, Thoracic, and Mediastinal Disorders
Oropharyngeal Pain
15 (25%)
1 (4%)
Gastrointestinal Disorders
Diarrhea
12 (20%)
3 (13%)
Abdominal Pain Upper
8 (14%)
1 (4%)
Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue Disorders
Rash
9 (15%)
2 (8%)
Purpura
4 (7%)
0 (0.0%)
Urticaria
3 (5%)
0 (0.0%)
General Disorders and Administration Site Conditions
Pyrexia
14 (24%)
2 (8%)
Periphreal Swelling
4 (7%)
0 (0.0%)
Injury, Poisoning, and Procedural Complications
Contusion
24 (41%)
8 (33%)

*The 12-week trial was the phase 1/2 trial. The 24-week trial was the phase 3 trial.
≥ 5% incidence and ≥ 5% more frequent in the Nplate® arm.

Phase 1/2 study (N = 22)

Nplate® was studied in patients diagnosed with ITP at last 6 months prior to enrollment with a platelet count ≤ 30 × 109/L.1

  • Patients were stratified by age and randomized (3:1) to receive (1 µg/kg subcutaneously weekly) Nplate® or placebo.1
  • Over a 12-week treatment period dose was titrated up to a maximum of 10 µg/kg weekly of either Nplate® or placebo in an effort to maintain a target platelet count of ≥ 50-250 × 109/L.1
No monitoring for hepatotoxicity is required on Nplate.

No monitoring for hepatotoxicity is required.

Reduce complexity for your pediatric ITP patients

In-office weekly administration allows you to closely monitor your patients’ treatment1

No dietary restrictions

  • No calcium or other dietary restrictions
  • Does not inhibit iron absorption
Patients can freely consume food products containing calcium such as cheese while on Nplate®.
Patients can freely consume food products containing calcium such as pizza while on Nplate®.
Patients can freely consume food products containing calcium such as ice cream while on Nplate®.
Patients can freely consume food products containing calcium such as yogurt while on Nplate®.
Patients can freely consume food products containing calcium such as tofu while on Nplate®.
Patients can freely consume food products containing calcium such as leafy green vegetables while on Nplate®.
Patients can freely consume food products containing calcium such as calcium-fortified orange juice while on Nplate®.
Patients can freely consume food products containing calcium such as milk and cereal while on Nplate®.
Patients can freely consume food products containing calcium such as bread while on Nplate®.

Achieve and maintain platelet count goals with weekly dosing and personalized titration1

  • Initial dose: 1 mcg/kg based on actual body weight1
  • Adjust dose based on platelet response and reassess body weight every 12 weeks1

Refer to the dosing for more information and Prescribing Information for dilution instructions and additional Important Safety Information.

Important Safety Information

Risk of Progression of Myelodysplastic Syndromes to Acute Myelogenous Leukemia

  • In Nplate® (romiplostim) clinical trials of patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and severe thrombocytopenia, progression from MDS to acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) has been observed.
  • Nplate® is not indicated for the treatment of thrombocytopenia due to MDS or any cause of thrombocytopenia other than chronic ITP.

Thrombotic/Thromboembolic Complications

  • Thrombotic/thromboembolic complications may result from increases in platelet counts with Nplate® use. Portal vein thrombosis has been reported in patients with chronic liver disease receiving Nplate®.
  • To minimize the risk for thrombotic/thromboembolic complications, do not use Nplate® in an attempt to normalize platelet counts. Follow the dose adjustment guidelines to achieve and maintain a platelet count of ≥ 50 x 109/L.

Loss of Response to Nplate®

  • Hyporesponsiveness or failure to maintain a platelet response with Nplate® should prompt a search for causative factors, including neutralizing antibodies to Nplate®.
  • To detect antibody formation, submit blood samples to Amgen (1‑800‑772‑64361‑800‑772‑6436). Amgen will assay these samples for antibodies to Nplate® and thrombopoietin (TPO).
  • Discontinue Nplate® if the platelet count does not increase to a level sufficient to avoid clinically important bleeding after 4 weeks at the highest weekly dose of 10 mcg/kg.

Adverse Reactions

Adult ITP

  • In the placebo-controlled trials of adult ITP patients, headache was the most commonly reported adverse drug reaction, occurring in 35% of patients receiving Nplate® and 32% of patients receiving placebo. Headaches were usually of mild or moderate severity.
  • Most common adverse reactions in adults (≥ 5% higher patient incidence in Nplate® versus placebo) were Arthralgia (26%, 20%), Dizziness (17%, 0%), Insomnia (16%, 7%), Myalgia (14%, 2%), Pain in Extremity (13%, 5%), Abdominal Pain (11%, 0%), Shoulder Pain (8%, 0%), Dyspepsia (7%, 0%), and Paresthesia (6%, 0%).

Pediatric ITP

  • In pediatric patients of age ≥ 1 year receiving romiplostim for ITP, adverse reactions with an incidence of ≥ 25% in the two randomized trials were: contusion (41%), upper respiratory tract infection (31%), and oropharyngeal pain (25%).
  • Most common adverse reactions (≥ 5% incidence and ≥ 5% more frequent in the romiplostim arm) across the two placebo-controlled trials were contusion (41%), upper respiratory tract infection (31%), oropharyngeal pain (25%), pyrexia (24%), diarrhea (20%), rash (15%), and upper abdominal pain (14%).

Nplate® administration may increase the risk for development or progression of reticulin fiber formation within the bone marrow. This formation may improve upon discontinuation of Nplate®. In a clinical trial, one patient with ITP and hemolytic anemia developed marrow fibrosis with collagen during Nplate® therapy.

Women who become pregnant during Nplate® treatment are encouraged to enroll in Amgen's Pregnancy Surveillance Program. Patients or their physicians should call 1‑800‑77‑AMGEN1‑800‑77‑AMGEN (1‑800‑772‑64361‑800‑772‑6436) to enroll.

INDICATIONS

Nplate® is a thrombopoietin receptor agonist indicated for the treatment of thrombocytopenia in adult patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) who have had an insufficient response to corticosteroids, immunoglobulins, or splenectomy. Nplate® is indicated for the treatment of thrombocytopenia in pediatric patients 1 year of age and older with ITP for at least 6 months who have had an insufficient response to corticosteroids, immunoglobulins, or splenectomy.

Nplate® is not indicated for the treatment of thrombocytopenia due to myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) or any cause of thrombocytopenia other than chronic ITP. Nplate® should be used only in patients with ITP whose degree of thrombocytopenia and clinical condition increase the risk for bleeding. Nplate® should not be used in an attempt to normalize platelet counts.

Please see full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide.

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Important Safety Information

Risk of Progression of Myelodysplastic Syndromes to Acute Myelogenous Leukemia

  • In Nplate® (romiplostim) clinical trials of patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and severe thrombocytopenia, progression from MDS to acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) has been observed.
  • Nplate® is not indicated for the treatment of thrombocytopenia due to MDS or any cause of thrombocytopenia other than chronic ITP.

Thrombotic/Thromboembolic Complications

  • Thrombotic/thromboembolic complications may result from increases in platelet counts with Nplate® use. Portal vein thrombosis has been reported in patients with chronic liver disease receiving Nplate®.
  • To minimize the risk for thrombotic/thromboembolic complications, do not use Nplate® in an attempt to normalize platelet counts. Follow the dose adjustment guidelines to achieve and maintain a platelet count of ≥ 50 x 109/L.

Loss of Response to Nplate®

  • Hyporesponsiveness or failure to maintain a platelet response with Nplate® should prompt a search for causative factors, including neutralizing antibodies to Nplate®.
  • To detect antibody formation, submit blood samples to Amgen (1‑800‑772‑64361‑800‑772‑6436). Amgen will assay these samples for antibodies to Nplate® and thrombopoietin (TPO).
  • Discontinue Nplate® if the platelet count does not increase to a level sufficient to avoid clinically important bleeding after 4 weeks at the highest weekly dose of 10 mcg/kg.

Adverse Reactions

Adult ITP

  • In the placebo-controlled trials of adult ITP patients, headache was the most commonly reported adverse drug reaction, occurring in 35% of patients receiving Nplate® and 32% of patients receiving placebo. Headaches were usually of mild or moderate severity.
  • Most common adverse reactions in adults (≥ 5% higher patient incidence in Nplate® versus placebo) were Arthralgia (26%, 20%), Dizziness (17%, 0%), Insomnia (16%, 7%), Myalgia (14%, 2%), Pain in Extremity (13%, 5%), Abdominal Pain (11%, 0%), Shoulder Pain (8%, 0%), Dyspepsia (7%, 0%), and Paresthesia (6%, 0%).

Pediatric ITP

  • In pediatric patients of age ≥ 1 year receiving romiplostim for ITP, adverse reactions with an incidence of ≥ 25% in the two randomized trials were: contusion (41%), upper respiratory tract infection (31%), and oropharyngeal pain (25%).
  • Most common adverse reactions (≥ 5% incidence and ≥ 5% more frequent in the romiplostim arm) across the two placebo-controlled trials were contusion (41%), upper respiratory tract infection (31%), oropharyngeal pain (25%), pyrexia (24%), diarrhea (20%), rash (15%), and upper abdominal pain (14%).

Nplate® administration may increase the risk for development or progression of reticulin fiber formation within the bone marrow. This formation may improve upon discontinuation of Nplate®. In a clinical trial, one patient with ITP and hemolytic anemia developed marrow fibrosis with collagen during Nplate® therapy.

Women who become pregnant during Nplate® treatment are encouraged to enroll in Amgen's Pregnancy Surveillance Program. Patients or their physicians should call 1‑800‑77‑AMGEN1‑800‑77‑AMGEN (1‑800‑772‑64361‑800‑772‑6436) to enroll.

INDICATIONS

Nplate® is a thrombopoietin receptor agonist indicated for the treatment of thrombocytopenia in adult patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) who have had an insufficient response to corticosteroids, immunoglobulins, or splenectomy. Nplate® is indicated for the treatment of thrombocytopenia in pediatric patients 1 year of age and older with ITP for at least 6 months who have had an insufficient response to corticosteroids, immunoglobulins, or splenectomy.

Nplate® is not indicated for the treatment of thrombocytopenia due to myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) or any cause of thrombocytopenia other than chronic ITP. Nplate® should be used only in patients with ITP whose degree of thrombocytopenia and clinical condition increase the risk for bleeding. Nplate® should not be used in an attempt to normalize platelet counts.

Please see full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide.

References: 1. Nplate® (romiplostim) prescribing information, Amgen. 2. Tarantino M, Bussel J, Blanchette V, et al. Romiplostim in children with immune thrombocytopenia: a phase 3, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Lancet. 2016;388:45-54. 3. Tarantino M, Bussel J, Blanchette V, et al. Final safety and efficacy data of long-term open-label dosing of subcutaneous (SC) romiplostim in children with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) [abstract]. Presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology; December 9, 2017: Atlanta, GA. 4. Data on file, Amgen; Pediatric long-term trial clinical study report; 2017.

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