Learn About Mulpleta
What is Mulpleta?
Mulpleta (mul ple’ tah) is a prescription medicine used to treat low platelet count (thrombocytopenia) in adults with chronic liver disease who are scheduled to have a procedure. This medicine, when taken as directed, may help increase the number of platelets in your blood before your procedure.
Mulpleta is not used to make platelet count normal in adults with chronic liver disease. It is not known if Mulpleta is safe and effective in children.
Why is Mulpleta taken before a procedure?
Many people with chronic liver disease have a low platelet count, which may increase the risk for bleeding associated with certain procedures. Taking Mulpleta before a procedure may help increase the number of platelets your body makes, potentially avoiding the need for platelet transfusion.
How does Mulpleta work?
Mulpleta is a medicine known as a thrombopoietin (TPO) receptor agonist. TPO is a protein made by the liver that helps control the production of platelets.
When TPO attaches to cells in the bone marrow, it stimulates production of the cells that make platelets. Mulpleta acts like TPO by attaching to the same cells and increasing platelet production.