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Review: could Carbamazepine cause Leukopenia?





Summary: Leukopenia is found among people who take Carbamazepine, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Clonazepam, and have Epilepsy.

We study 15,471 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 has active ingredients of carbamazepine. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Carbamazepine 15,854 users)

Leukopenia

Leukopenia (less number of white blood cells in blood) has been reported by people with schizophrenia, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, rheumatoid arthritis, breast cancer.(latest reports from Leukopenia 19,849 patients)

On Dec, 4, 2014: 15,468 people reported to have side effects when taking Carbamazepine. Among them, 162 people (1.05%) have Leukopenia.

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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  • Does carbamazepine cause obesity?? please reply (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 26 year old man who has Seizures, and takes Carbamazepine)
    I am taking ZEN 100(Carbamazepine tablets) on advice of my doctor from JAN 2013, for my SEIZURES. Lately, my weight has increased by quite kilos, despite my diet remaining same. I want to confirm does prolonged use of this drug cause obesity. PLEASE REPLY IF EXPERIENCED THE SAME SIDE-EFFECTS OR ...
  • Has anything helped with muscle weakness/pain caused by carbamazepine? or any remedies?
    (Asked by a 19 year old girl who has Lack Of Strength, Muscle Weakness, Weakness, Seizure Disorder, and takes Carbamazepine)
    I have partial seizures that affects my right side. It's caused by having a brain tumor on the left side when I was younger that was removed. I'm taking 600mg of Carbamazepine a day. I have muscle weakness and pain on my right arm and leg a lot. There are times when I can't even pick up a water ...
  • I stopped suffering from psoriasis when i started with epilepsy at the age of 32. could there be a reason for this?
    (Asked by a 55 year old woman who has Epilepsy Congenital, and takes Tegretol-xr)
    I would just like to hear from anyone who has both epilepsy and psoriasis to see if they have stopped with psoriasis after the epilepsy was triggered. My epilepsy was triggered at the age of 32 after taking amphetamine. I used to have outbreaks of psoriasis every 7 years but this stopped when the ...
  • Could this drug cause periodontal bone loss, bone loss around teeth (4 answers)
    (Asked by a 64 year old man who has Periodontal Bone Loss, Bone Loss Around Teeth , and takes Guaifenesin, Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride, Turmeric, Trazodone Hydrochloride, Fluoxetine, Celexa, Gabapentin, Omeprazole, Pantoprazole, Pentoxifylline, Garcinia Cambogia, Carbamazepine, Tamsulosin, Lisinopril, Venlafaxine Hydrochloride, Flunisolide)
    Do you suffer from periodontal bone loss or periodontal disease, or bone loss around teeth after taking this drug? Are your sodium levels low after taking this drug? I am a dentist and keep my teeth plaque free, but have had periodontal bone loss for which, I believe, must be drug related.
  • What ammount of carbamazepine did people who suffered from ataxia take?
    (Asked by a 45 year old woman who has Trigeminal Neuralgia, and takes TEGRETOL)
    I,M TAKING TWO TABLETS OF 200mg.PER DAY AND I FEEL A BIT DIZZY. I DO NOT WANT TO STOP TAKING IT BECAUSE, OTHERWISE, I WOULD HAVE TO SUFFER THE PAIN WHICH IS UNBEARABLE.

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