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Old Thu Jun 7, 2018, 11:58 AM
JoMac53 JoMac53 is offline
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I know this is an old thread but the website says, "This medicine (eltrombopag; generic for Promacta) is not approved for use in people with a certain bone marrow problem called myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). If you have MDS and you take this medicine (eltrombopag tablets), MDS may get worse and turn into a type of blood cancer called acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). If MDS turns into AML, you could die sooner from AML. If you have MDS, talk with your doctor."

This page on the website was medically reviewed on May 2, 2018, so maybe this is new-ish information. Just thought I'd post it since the topic came up.
Joanne, 65F, 8/17 dx Primary MDS-EB1, Pancytopenia; 6/19 MPN w/CMML characteristics, dr calling it AML even w/blasts <20%; 7/19 Induction w/Vyxeos resulting in complete remission with incomplete blood count recovery.
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