Pivotal Trials (Pooled)
The Safety Profile of Nplate® Was Consistent Across Clinical Trial Results
Nplate® vs SOC trial: adverse event summary7
(n = 154)
(n = 75)
|Serious adverse events, %||23||37|
|Treatment-related serious adverse events, %||5||8|
|Total deaths (none treatment related*), n||1||5|
|Thrombotic events, number of events (rate)||11 (0.15/100 patient-weeks)||2 (0.07/100 patient-weeks)|
|Hematologic malignancy, number of events||0||2|
Rate = adverse event rate per 100 patient-weeks on study medication. Nplate® total patient-weeks = 7,294; SOC total patient-weeks = 3,050.7
Nplate® vs SOC trial: Most common adverse events8
*Not considered treatment related by investigators.7
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.
Nplate® is a thrombopoietin receptor agonist indicated for the treatment of thrombocytopenia in adult patients with 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 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.
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