Product Information

Registration Status: Active

ROMIPLATE POWDER FOR SOLUTION FOR INJECTION 250 MCG/VIAL is approved to be sold in Singapore with effective from 2014-03-12. It is marketed by KYOWA KIRIN ASIA PACIFIC PTE LTD, with the registration number of SIN14688P.

This product contains Romiplostim 250mcg/vial (deliverable amount) in the form of INJECTION, POWDER, FOR SOLUTION. It is approved for SUBCUTANEOUS use.

This product is manufactured by Patheon Italia S.p.A Monza Operations in ITALY.

It is a Prescription Only Medicine that can only be obtained from a doctor or a dentist, or a pharmacist with a prescription from a Singapore-registered doctor or dentist.



Romiplostim is a thrombopoiesis stimulating dimer Fc-peptide fusion protein (peptibody) to increase platelet production through activation of the thrombopoietin receptor. The peptibody molecule has two identical single-chain subunits, each one is made up of 269 amino acid residues. Each subunit consists of an IgG1 Fc carrier domain that is covalently attached to a polypeptide sequence that contains two binding domains to interact with thrombopoietin receptor c-Mpl. Each domain consists of 14 amino acids. Interestingly, romiplostim's amino acid sequence is not similar to that of endogenous thrombopoietin. Romiplostim is produced by recombinant DNA technology in Escherichia coli. FDA approved on August 22, 2008.


Treatment of chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura.

Mechanism of Action

Romiplostim is a thrombopoietin receptor agonist that activates intracellular transcriptional pathways via c-Mpl to increase production of platelets. It also works similarly to thrombopoietin (TPO), an endogenous glycoprotein hormone that regulates the production of platelets in the bone marrow.


Cmax, healthy volunteers, subQ = 24-36 hours; Cmax, immune thrombocytopenia patients, subQ = 7-50 hours (median = 14 hours). Not affected by age, weight, or gender. Accumulation does not occur after six weekly doses of 3 mcg/kg romiplostim.
In healthy volunteers, non-linear decrease in Vd with increase IV dose of romiplostim which indicates saturation of c-Mpl receptors. Vd, 0.3 μg/kg = 122 mL/kg Vd, 10 μg/kg = 48.2 mL/kg


The most common adverse reactions (≥ 5% higher patient incidence in Nplate versus placebo) are arthralgia, dizziness, insomnia, myalgia, pain in extremity, abdominal pain, shoulder pain, dyspepsia, and paresthesia. Headache was the most commonly reported adverse reaction that did not occur at ≥ 5% higher patient incidence in Nplate versus placebo. LD50 = 980 mg/kg.

Active Ingredient/Synonyms

Romiplostim | Romiplostim |

Source of information: Drugbank (External Link). Last updated on: 3rd July 18. *Trade Name used in the content below may not be the same as the HSA-registered product.


  1. Health Science Authority of Singapore - Reclassified POM
  2. Drugbank