I start a 4-week lead-in with eltrombopag (Promacta) today to try and and see if we can raise (stabilize) my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>platelets</span>
at 50k, where the
y are at now.
My last Tx using Infergen (daily shot of
non pegylated interferon) dropped my platelets
to 6k and Tx was stopped.
My 1st 48 week Peg/Riba Tx lowered my platelets
from ~100 down to 50 where the
y have been and my 2nd Tx the
y stayed at ~50.
Good thing is the
eltrombopag works; bad thing, it is hepatoxic esp. at higher doses.