Revolade is a medicine that is used for the treatment of: long-term immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), a disease in which the patient’s immune system destroys the platelets (components in the blood that help it to clot).
- Patients with ITP have low platelet counts in the blood (thrombocytopenia) and are at risk of bleeding. Revolade is used in patients aged 1 year and above who do not respond to treatment with medicines such as corticosteroids or immunoglobulins;
- thrombocytopenia in adult patients with chronic (long-term) hepatitis C, a disease of the liver caused by infection with the hepatitis C virus, when the severity of thrombocytopenia is preventing antiviral therapy;
- acquired severe aplastic anaemia (a disease in which the bone marrow does not make enough blood cells or platelets) in adult patients. Revolade is used in patients who did not respond to or had received multiple courses of immunosuppressive therapy (medicines that lower the body’s immune defences) and cannot receive haematopoietic (blood) stem cell transplantation.
Revolade contains the active substance eltrombopag.