Class/mechanism: Thrombopoietin (TPO/cMpl) receptor agonist. Romiplostim is an Fc-peptide fusion protein (peptibody) that interacts with the TPO receptor to trigger downstream signal cascades that ultimately stimulate platelet production by promoting proliferation and differentiation of megakaryocytes from bone marrow progenitor cells.
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Diseases for which it is used
Patient drug information
History of changes in FDA indication
- 8/22/2008: Initial FDA approval
- 12/14/2018: Approved for pediatric patients 1 year of age and older with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) for at least 6 months who have had an insufficient response to corticosteroids, immunoglobulins, or splenectomy.
Also known as
- Brand name: Nplate