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Promacta—- Calcium 7 months 2 weeks ago #71108

  • Meredith
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I am a bit confused about the amount of calcium I can have per day while taking Promacta. Is it 50mg per day? Or just do not consume over 50 Mg of calcium two hours after taking Promacta? Also what time do you take Promacta and do you take it with any other med?

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Promacta—- Calcium 7 months 2 weeks ago #71109

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  • Diagnosis of ITP in 2014. Retired (Nov 2019) renal specialist nurse, 46 years on the NHS front line. My belief is empower patients to be involved as much as possible in their care. Read, read, read & ALWAYS question medics about the evidence base they use
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Over here in the UK (at my pharmacy) we are advised to use an 8 hour window i.e. less than 50mg of calcium for 4 hours either side of Eltrombopag (Promacta)
I get up about 6:30 am and do a completely normal diet (which includes lots of calcium as I have osteoporosis) until about 6.30-7pm then dose when I've got into bed around 10.30-11pm.
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