ITP Home Care
- Avoid medications that may cause bleeding.
- Avoid injuries:
- Do not play contact sports.
- Take prescribed medications as directed:
- Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
- Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.
- Learn everything you can about idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura:
- The more you know about your condition, the easier it will be to participate with your doctor in making treatment decisions.
- Ask your doctor about good sources for information.
- Write down questions to ask your doctor.
ITP Warning Signs
Notify your doctor if you have idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and any of the following:
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