Which medications in the drug class Androgens are used in the treatment of Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP)?

Updated: Jun 28, 2019
  • Author: Craig M Kessler, MD, MACP; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Androgens

The steroidogenic properties of androgens may modulate the immune system.

Danazol (Danocrine)

May impair the clearance of immunoglobulin-coated platelets and decreases autoantibody production. Increased platelet counts in 40-50% of patients, particularly postmenopausal women.


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