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Review: could Carbamazepine cause Leukopenia?

Summary: Leukopenia could be caused by Carbamazepine, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Clonazepam, and have Epilepsy.

We study 15,440 people who have side effects while taking Carbamazepine from FDA and social media. Among them, 162 have Leukopenia. Find out below who they are, when they have Leukopenia and more.

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Carbamazepine

Carbamazepine (latest outcomes from 15,817 users) has active ingredients of carbamazepine. It is often used in epilepsy.

Leukopenia

Leukopenia (less number of white blood cells in blood) (latest reports from 116,986 patients) has been reported by people with schizophrenia, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, rheumatoid arthritis, breast cancer.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 15,427 people reported to have side effects when taking Carbamazepine. Among them, 162 people (1.05%) have Leukopenia. They amount to 0.14% of all the 116,798 people who have Leukopenia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Leukopenia in Carbamazepine reports

Time on Carbamazepine when people have Leukopenia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Leukopenia56.41%15.38%10.26%2.56%5.13%10.26%0.00%

Gender of people who have Leukopenia when taking Carbamazepine * :

FemaleMale
Leukopenia55.49%44.51%

Age of people who have Leukopenia when taking Carbamazepine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Leukopenia0.00%2.50%3.75%16.88%10.62%20.62%23.75%21.88%

Severity of Leukopenia when taking Carbamazepine ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Leukopenia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Epilepsy (34 people, 20.99%)
  2. Hypertension (17 people, 10.49%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (13 people, 8.02%)
  4. Restless legs syndrome (11 people, 6.79%)
  5. Heart transplant (10 people, 6.17%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Clonazepam (22 people, 13.58%)
  2. Keppra (20 people, 12.35%)
  3. Tegretol (19 people, 11.73%)
  4. Hydroxyzine (16 people, 9.88%)
  5. Omeprazole (14 people, 8.64%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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