Whatever type of insurance you have—even if you have none— Nplate® Navigator can help you understand how your
Nplate® medicine may be covered, and refer you to programs that may be able to help you afford it, such as Amgen FIRST STEP™. See below for more information.
*Resources include referrals to independent nonprofit patient assistance programs. Eligibility for resources provided by independent nonprofit patient assistance programs is based on the nonprofits’ criteria. Amgen has no control over these programs and provides referrals as a courtesy only.
Your Nplate® Navigator Nurse Ambassador† may help you find answers to questions about Nplate®.
If you are planning to travel or relocate, the
ITP Specialist Finder
can help you locate a doctor who may be able to administer your weekly Nplate® treatment. And if you prefer,
you can also call
Nplate® Navigator to get help finding an ITP specialist near your location.
†Nplate® Navigator Nurse Ambassadors are only available to patients that are prescribed certain products. Nurses are there to support, not replace, your treatment plan and do not provide medical advice or case management services. Patients should always consult their healthcare provider regarding medical decisions or treatment concerns.
For more information, call Nplate® Navigator or call Amgen FIRST STEP™ Program directly.
‡Terms, conditions, and program maximums apply. This program is not open to patients receiving prescription reimbursement under any federal, state, or government-funded healthcare program. Not valid where prohibited by law.
Below you'll find a few helpful support groups and national organizations that provide information about ITP and patient support. When using any of these resources, look over the information you receive carefully so that you can understand how it may apply to your specific support needs. Always consult your doctor if you have specific questions about your ITP treatment.
Platelet Disorder Support Association (PDSA)
A nonprofit organization dedicated
to enhancing the lives of people
with ITP and other platelet
disorders through education,
advocacy, research, and support.
Health Monitor Guide
An ITP-focused partner site of
Health Monitor, a leading online
destination for those seeking
trusted, user-friendly information
about various health-related topics.
A UK-registered charity that aims to promote and improve the general welfare of people with ITP.itpsupport.org.uk
National Heart, Lung, and
A globally led institute that supports and conducts heart, lung, and
blood disease research on behalf
of the federal government at the
National Institutes of Health (NIH).
American Society of
The world’s largest professional
society working to conquer blood
Useful information for physicians, patients, and caregivers about idiopathic thrombocytopenic
These third-party resources are for your information only. Amgen does not endorse and is not responsible for the content included in these resources.
Important Safety Information
What is the most important information I should know about Nplate®?
Worsening of a precancerous blood condition to a blood cancer (leukemia): Nplate® is not for use in people with a precancerous condition called myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), or for any condition other than immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). If you have MDS and receive Nplate®, your MDS condition may worsen and become an acute leukemia. If MDS worsens to become acute leukemia you may die sooner from the acute leukemia.
Higher risk for blood clots:
What are the possible side effects of Nplate®?
How will I receive Nplate®?
Nplate® is given as an injection under the skin (subcutaneous) one time each week by your healthcare provider. Your healthcare provider will check your platelet count every week and change your dose of Nplate® as needed. This will continue until your healthcare provider decides that your dose of Nplate® can stay the same. After that, you will need to get blood tests every month. When you stop receiving Nplate®, you will need blood tests for at least 2 weeks to check if your platelet count drops too low.
Nplate® is a prescription medicine used to treat low blood platelet counts (thrombocytopenia) in:
Nplate® is not for use in people with a precancerous condition called myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), or low platelet count caused by any condition other than immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). Nplate® is only used if your low platelet count and medical condition increase your risk of bleeding. Nplate® is used to try to keep your platelet count about 50,000 per microliter in order to lower the risk for bleeding. Nplate® is not used to make your platelet count normal. It is not known if Nplate® works or if it is safe in people under the age of 1.
Please see Prescribing Information and Medication Guide for more information about Nplate® on Nplate.com.