Heparin sodium allergy may lead to thrombocytopenia

Heparin sodium allergy may lead to heparin-induced thrombocytopenia – A serious side-effect of heparin is heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT). HIT is caused by an immunological reaction that makes platelets a target of immunological response, resulting in the degradation of platelets.

Nplate bone marrow stimulator approved to treat low platelet counts

FDA approved Amgen’s Nplate (romiplostim), the first product that directly stimulates the bone marrow to produce needed platelets in patients with a rare blood disorder ITP that can lead to serious bleeding. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Nplate (romiplostim), the first product that directly stimulates the bone marrow to produce needed platelets in patients with a rare blood disorder that can lead to serious bleeding.

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