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Revolade 50mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Revolade 50mg Tablet is used to treat low platelet count due to chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) or chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. It is also used to treat severe aplastic anemia.

Revolade 50mg Tablet is a thrombopoietin agonist. It works by stimulating the formation of new platelets in the blood. The function of platelets is to help reduce bleeding.

It should be taken in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. You may take it on an empty stomach. This medicine is to be swallowed as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Inform your doctor if you have any known allergy from this medication.

The common side effects include nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or suffering from liver diseases as a dose adjustment may be required. It is safe to use in patients suffering from kidney diseases. It is not advised to drive after taking this medicine as you may feel dizzy making you less alert.

Uses of Revolade Tablet

  • Low platelet count due to ITP or HCV infection

Side effects of Revolade Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Revolade

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Vomiting
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Muscle pain
  • Urinary tract infection

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Increased liver enzymes
    There may be no symptoms, so your doctor should carry out a blood test and give you advice. Some lifestyle changes can bring down levels of liver enzymes. In general, you will need to stop drinking alcohol or limit the amount you drink, lose weight and keep active. Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. Eat a healthy diet. Some particular foods like nuts, fatty fish, coffee, tea, olive oil, sprouts and bananas may be beneficial. Try to control stress as this can make your symptoms worse.
  • Coping with Muscle pain
    Tell your doctor straight away because sometimes the muscle pain may be a sign of something more serious. A lower dosage or a different medication might be needed. Try to relax the cramping muscle by stretching it and holding the stretch. You might massage the muscle or apply a heat pad to the area after stretching. Avoid exercising too much. Stay well-hydrated. Do not take over-the-counter pain relievers unless the doctor prescribes it. Your doctor may also suggest taking supplements, such as calcium, magnesium oxide or potassium oxide depending on your needs.
  • Coping with Urinary tract infection
    Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to treat a urinary tract infection. Most will clear up within a few days. Try some natural remedies like taking cranberry juice and probiotics for help. To ease the pain, try taking painkiller medicine. You can also try placing a hot water bottle or heat pad on your tummy or between your thighs. Rest and drink plenty of fluids (not alcohol or caffeine) to help flush the bacteria out of your body. Urinating frequently helps get rid of the bacteria as well.

How to use Revolade Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Revolade 50mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Revolade Tablet works

Revolade 50mg Tablet is a thrombopoietin agonist. It works by stimulating the formation of new platelets in the blood. Platelets help to reduce or prevent bleeding.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Revolade 50mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Revolade 50mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Revolade 50mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Revolade 50mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Revolade 50mg Tablet can make you dizzy and have other side effects that make you less alert. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Revolade 50mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Revolade 50mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have a kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function tests may is advisable while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Revolade 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Revolade 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Revolade Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Revolade 50mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Take Revolade 50mg Tablet on an empty stomach, either 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.
  • Take Revolade 50mg Tablet at least 2 hours before or 4 hours after eating dairy products and calcium-fortified juices.

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Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Can Revolade be crushed?

Revolade is a medicine which is used to increase the number of platelets in your blood. This medicine should be taken just as advised by the doctor. You should take this medicine as a whole with a glass of water without crushing or chewing it.

Q. How do you take Revolade?

Revolade should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. You should take the medicine on an empty stomach either 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating food. Do not alter the dosage or schedule of the medicine unless your prescribing doctor has advised it to do so.

Q. How long does Revolade take to work?

Revolade prevents the occurrence of bleeding episodes by increasing the number of platelets in the blood. The time taken by this medicine to start working may vary from person to person. Usually, it takes about 2 weeks for the patients to respond to Revolade.

Q. Should I avoid any specific foods while taking Revolade?

Yes, you may need to avoid certain dairy foods such as cheese, butter, etc. and mineral and vitamin supplements while taking this medicine. Avoid taking these foods four hours before and two hours after taking Revolade. If you take these food items or supplements, the medicine may not get absorbed into your body, thereby not acting properly.

Q. How should I store Revolade?

This medicine can be stored at room temperature between 20°C to 25°C. Close the bottle tightly and do not remove the desiccant pack if present inside the bottle as it helps to keep the medicine dry.

Q. Can Revolade cause serious side effects?

Revolade can cause serious side effects like liver problems. The symptoms of liver disease include yellowing of the skin or the whites of the eyes, pain in the upper right area of the stomach, unusual darkening of the urine, and unusual tiredness. The risk of liver problems increases if the patient is infected with hepatitis C virus or is being treated for it. Taking this medicine may also increase the platelet count in the blood, increasing the risk of developing blood clots. This in turn increases your risk of getting a heart attack or stroke and may prove fatal in some cases. Ideally, regular blood tests are done to monitor the liver functions and platelet count while taking Revolade. Its use can also worsen cataract, leading to blurring of vision. Consult your doctor immediately if you notice any of the side effects.

Q. What should I do if I miss a dose of Revolade?

If you miss a dose of Revolade, you should wait and take your next scheduled dose. Do not take more than one dose of this medicine in a single day. Taking a double dose of this medicine in a single day can increase the risk of side effects.
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