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Review: could Hepatitis b cause Red blood cell count decreased?

We study 3,758 people who have Hepatitis b from FDA and social media. Among them, 20 have Red blood cell count decreased. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Hepatitis b

Hepatitis b (latest reports from 18,437 patients) is typically treated by Baraclude, Viread.

Red blood cell count decreased

Red blood cell count decreased (latest reports from 66,830 patients) has been reported by people with hepatitis c, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Jul, 19, 2014: 3,757 people who have hepatitis b are studied. Among them, 20 (0.53%) have Red Blood Cell Count Decreased. They amount to 0.03% of all the 66,760 people who have Red Blood Cell Count Decreased on eHealthMe.

Trend of Red blood cell count decreased in hepatitis b reports

Gender of people who have hepatitis b and experienced Red blood cell count decreased * :

FemaleMale
Red blood cell count decreased11.11%88.89%

Age of people who have hepatitis b and experienced Red blood cell count decreased * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Red blood cell count decreased0.00%0.00%3.12%12.50%28.12%3.12%25.00%31.25%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Gastritis (10 people, 50.00%)
  2. Chronic myeloid leukaemia (10 people, 50.00%)
  3. Hypertension (10 people, 50.00%)
  4. Hepatitis (7 people, 35.00%)
  5. Rash (7 people, 35.00%)
  6. Ascites (7 people, 35.00%)
  7. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (6 people, 30.00%)
  8. Gastric ulcer (4 people, 20.00%)
  9. Arthralgia (2 people, 10.00%)
  10. Crohn's disease (1 people, 5.00%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Lactulose (13 people, 65.00%)
  2. Baraclude (11 people, 55.00%)
  3. Gleevec (10 people, 50.00%)
  4. Adalat cc (10 people, 50.00%)
  5. Hepsera (9 people, 45.00%)
  6. Lasix (7 people, 35.00%)
  7. Polaramine (7 people, 35.00%)
  8. Solu-medrol (7 people, 35.00%)
  9. Aldactone (6 people, 30.00%)
  10. Novorapid (6 people, 30.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • This was the first drug I've taken as treatment for hepatitis B. My viral load was extremely high prior to treatment and after 6 months - a year of treatment, it was down to undetectable levels. With regard to side effects, there physically isn't any as far as I'm concerned. My doctor says that there is always a slim chance of sero-conversion which is the closest thing to a cure as of this moment in time. I think that the most important thing in regard to all treatments is to give people a small hope of a cure, if not manageability of their condition.

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    Michael Dakota on Jan, 18, 2013:

    I've just started taking Baraclude, and have a loss of appetite, and sleeplessness, ranging from sleeping 2 to 5 hours a night. Recently diagnosed, My viral load was extremely high, which is why I'm now on this drug. I'm hoping for results experienced 3 comments back.

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    mobudgrl on Jun, 6, 2013:

    I am just wondering if Hep B can cause you to have sore gums or bad teeth?? I have had it for a few years and I do take Baraclude which does keep it under control....anyone know??

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    mobudgrl on Jun, 6, 2013:

    I also have been on Baraclude for several year, it has helped keep it under control. But all meds have many side effects. Loss of appetite, dry mouth I do have. But my blood work comes back great I can deal with that. My problem now is my teeth...sore gums do not know if its caused from the Hep B? Good luck!!

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Kevin Peters Ph.d on Mar, 4, 2013:

    Sammy, I'm a white 45 male; just wanted to agree on that Klonopin remark. When I was 21 I had my second kidney transplant which was a BAD issue all together, at any rate the hospital did not include my medications taken at home after my surgery. I went thru the worst hallucinations and jerking and seizures you could ever possibly imagine. This went on for almost 3 1/2 weeks before we decided to have me taken OUT of the hospital and relocated before they ended up taking my life. Then the whole staff of paychology including the chief of psychiatry cane in my room to see what they could do, Finallu. During one of my few moments of clarity the C.O.F after blaming me if talking "drugs" prior to my transplant listened to my word of telling him the meds I was on before being admitted. After asking when was the last time I had received my Klonopin and me not knowing, he then reviewed the charts, and didn't see me receiving this med once. He stormed out of the room of about 9 docs and came back in with two Klonopin; for the first time in almost 4 weeks and after three surgeries the first 72 hours I was hospitalized, I was sleeping like a baby, for about 49 hours with NO MORE hallucinations, or seizures or jerking! I finally got out of there without a kidney since that kidney was supposed to go to another man named the same as I in a different city! I do take Xanax and probably always will. The half life on Klonopin is much different hence one if its dangers, Nevwr Ever stop this drug cold! I've been on dialysis 25 1/2 years now and suffered from intense skin cancers, but have fought and done all I can do to live a normal as possible life, working full time except when I'm in yet another surgery, over 32 general anesthetic procedures since 1987. I was the youngest boy-man to ever be on the USA soccer team ready to play in the Korea 1988 Olympics. What a change in life.....
    All the Best,
    K. Peters

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    chris on Jun, 4, 2011:

    i have been taking clonzepam and trazedone and my speech is a very hoarse voice, I am wondering if if my speech problem is from these drugs's side effects.

    Reply

    TwoDimes on Apr, 15, 2012:

    Upon occasion, I, too, have become hoarse and from the use of Klonopin. I was VERY hoarse when I tried to cold turkey off of 4mgs of Klonopin. I am now down to 1.5mgs per day and, still, (as I said, upon occasion, I become hoarse. I am sure that the use of Klonopin is the causative factor. - TwoDimes -

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    SammySushi on Jul, 10, 2012:

    Omigosh, never cold turkey clonopin, esp that high of a dose. My dad had a major seizure and hallucinations doing so.

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    Christophe on Nov, 13, 2012:

    Hello,
    I suffer from Hypothyroidism, High Cholesterol & Cancer survivor because of Zyprexa use and previously being prescribed Carbamezapine causing Thyroid damage. My best advice to you if you don't want Hypothyroidism is have regular blood tests, Thyroid damage can be undetected for up to 5 years with no symptoms found on regular blood tests prematurally. Make sure you buy iodised salt to use on food when eating this will help reduce your risk of getting Hypothyroidism. two signs of Hypothyriodism which the Carbamezapine & Zyprexa medication boxes labels wont tell you is if your face becomes puffed up, red or sun sensitive while taking these medications this is a sign of Hypothyroidism. It wont be found on your blood test but later on it could appear out of the blue. The other sign to look for is baldness or hair loss on your head, this is another symptom. I hope these comments will help you. You have to weight up the benefits and negatives taking medications if you decide to take these medicines or not. It depends on how you cope with the drug side effects.
    from Christophe

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    AUDREY on Dec, 16, 2012:

    STARTED TAKING DILTIAZEM 60 MG AND I AM VERY CONSTIPATED. 70 YEARS OLD, HEART SURGERY A FAST HEART RATE....

    Reply

    Sonya on Feb, 24, 2013:

    You definately need to take a stool softener...straining during defication can cause major problems in people with cardiac problems.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Shari Stogdill on Feb, 27, 2013:

    My husband, brother in law, and another man I met just this last week all have one thing in common. They all three took or are taking Warfarin. All three have low red blood count, problem with water retention, fatigue, lack of oxigine and can not breath when walking short distances. My husband has had to have blood transfusions ever three months but they never give him enough to add up to correct amounts for his size and gender. What studies have been made to correct the loss of red blood cell count and formulation back into ones system once it has been, what appears to me and aulteration of correct blood cell making? We need to know this treatment, like asap. Our doctors have not come up with a reason for the loss of these mens blood. It strikes me funny that all three of these men have this problem in common and all three took this blood thinner. Lodgic tells me there has to be a connection. My husbands blood doctor has hit a blink wall. We have done the Vit k. Iron injections, B12, all the tests of gi, stomach, UA, and BM. No blood loss found for these areas. Now the Doctors are grasping at straws and want to see if chemo-therepy would not help. All I can see that doing is putting toxic drugs into my husbands body that mostlikely will cause him more problems to deal with. This has us both quite upset that he is being used as a gennie pig, because the doctors have not been told the dangers of taking Warfarin. Please advise us what to do so we can help our doctor help treat my husband correctly and safely.

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