Uses

This medication is used by people with chronic liver disease and a certain blood disorder (low platelet count) who are scheduled to have a medical or dental procedure. Having a low platelet count increases the risk of too much bleeding during certain procedures. This medication increases the production of platelets by your body to help prevent too much bleeding from the procedure.Avatrombopag is also used to treat people with a certain blood disorder known as chronic immune thrombocytopenia-ITP. This is a condition where the amount of platelets in the blood is lower than normal. ITP can lead to serious bleeding problems. This medication increases the production of platelets by your body to help prevent too much bleeding from ITP.

How to use

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking avatrombopag and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

If you are taking this medication to prevent bleeding during a medical or dental procedure, take this medication by mouth with food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily for 5 days in a row. Your doctor will tell you how much to take and when to start taking it (usually 10 to 13 days before your procedure).

If you are taking this medication for ITP, take this medication by mouth with food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily.

The dosage is based on your medical condition, lab tests, response to treatment, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.

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