Thrombopoietic agent

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Thrombopoietic agents are drugs that induce the growth and maturation of megakaryocytes.[1] Some of them are currently in clinical use: romiplostim,[2] eltrombopag, oprelvekin (a recombinant interleukin 11) and thrombopoietin. Several others are under clinical investigation such as lusutrombopag and avatrombopag.


  1. ^ Michael Clinton Perry. The Chemotherapy Source Book. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008 pg. 51
  2. ^ Romiplostim