Review: could Aldomet cause Thrombocytopenia?


Summary

Thrombocytopenia is found among people who take Aldomet, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aldactone, and have Hypertension . We study 1,856 people who have side effects while taking Aldomet from FDA and social media. Among them, 43 have Thrombocytopenia. Find out below who they are, when they have Thrombocytopenia and more.

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Aldomet

Aldomet has active ingredients of methyldopa. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Aldomet 1,930 users)

Thrombocytopenia

Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, death, drug ineffective, sepsis, diarrhea (latest reports from 132,179 Thrombocytopenia patients).

On Sep, 19, 2016

1,856 people reported to have side effects when taking Aldomet.
Among them, 43 people (2.32%) have Thrombocytopenia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Aldomet cause Thrombocytopenia?

Time on Aldomet when people have Thrombocytopenia *:

  • < 1 month: 75 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Thrombocytopenia when taking Aldomet *:

  • female: 69.23 %
  • male: 30.77 %

Age of people who have Thrombocytopenia when taking Aldomet *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.86 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 5.71 %
  • 50-59: 11.43 %
  • 60+: 80.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (5 people, 11.63%)
  • Hyperphosphataemia (3 people, 6.98%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (2 people, 4.65%)
  • Prophylaxis (2 people, 4.65%)
  • Blood Pressure Increased (2 people, 4.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Eprex (5 people, 11.63%)
  • Aldactone (5 people, 11.63%)
  • Lasix (4 people, 9.30%)
  • Diovan (4 people, 9.30%)
  • Clonidine (3 people, 6.98%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Haemoglobin Decreased (11 people, 25.58%)
  • Pyrexia (6 people, 13.95%)
  • Red Cell Aplasia (5 people, 11.63%)
  • C-Reactive Protein Increased (5 people, 11.63%)
  • Haematocrit Decreased (4 people, 9.30%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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