Review: could Amoxicillin cause White blood cell count increased?
Summary: White blood cell count increased is found among people who take Amoxicillin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Depression.
We study 22,244 people who have side effects while taking Amoxicillin from FDA and social media. Among them, 229 have White blood cell count increased. Find out below who they are, when they have White blood cell count increased and more.
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Amoxicillin has active ingredients of amoxicillin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from Amoxicillin 24,153 users)
White blood cell count increased
White blood cell count increased has been reported by people with schizophrenia, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression, rheumatoid arthritis.(latest reports from White blood cell count increased 23,523 patients)
On Nov, 26, 2014: 22,236 people reported to have side effects when taking Amoxicillin. Among them, 229 people (1.03%) have White Blood Cell Count Increased.
Time on Amoxicillin when people have White blood cell count increased * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|White blood cell count increased||96.67%||3.33%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have White blood cell count increased when taking Amoxicillin * :
|White blood cell count increased||54.19%||45.81% |
Age of people who have White blood cell count increased when taking Amoxicillin * :
|White blood cell count increased||5.73%||4.17%||8.85%||5.73%||10.94%||13.54%||19.79%||31.25% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (18 people, 7.86%)
- Sleep disorder (13 people, 5.68%)
- Pain (13 people, 5.68%)
- Osteoporosis (12 people, 5.24%)
- Mood swings (12 people, 5.24%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (34 people, 14.85%)
- Folic acid (33 people, 14.41%)
- Prilosec (31 people, 13.54%)
- Lansoprazole (28 people, 12.23%)
- Omeprazole (28 people, 12.23%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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