Could Carbamazepine cause Leukopenia - from FDA reports


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 21,399 people who have side effects while taking Carbamazepine from FDA. Among them, 175 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 22,153 users)

Leukopenia

Leukopenia (less number of white blood cells in blood) has been reported by people with hepatitis c, schizophrenia, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, preventive health care (latest reports from 25,368 Leukopenia patients).

On Dec, 29, 2016

21,399 people reported to have side effects when taking Carbamazepine.
Among them, 175 people (0.82%) have Leukopenia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Carbamazepine cause Leukopenia?

Time on Carbamazepine when people have Leukopenia *:

  • < 1 month: 62.07 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.24 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.45 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.45 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.45 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.34 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Leukopenia when taking Carbamazepine *:

  • female: 60.48 %
  • male: 39.52 %

Age of people who have Leukopenia when taking Carbamazepine *:

  • 0-1: 0.67 %
  • 2-9: 3.33 %
  • 10-19: 5.33 %
  • 20-29: 15.33 %
  • 30-39: 11.33 %
  • 40-49: 18.0 %
  • 50-59: 23.33 %
  • 60+: 22.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (36 people, 20.57%)
  • High Blood Pressure (18 people, 10.29%)
  • Convulsion (13 people, 7.43%)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome (11 people, 6.29%)
  • Constipation (11 people, 6.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Clonazepam (17 people, 9.71%)
  • Hydroxyzine (16 people, 9.14%)
  • Keppra (15 people, 8.57%)
  • Omeprazole (14 people, 8.00%)
  • Citalopram Hydrobromide (14 people, 8.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Thrombocytopenia (49 people, 28.00%)
  • Fever (35 people, 20.00%)
  • Anaemia (32 people, 18.29%)
  • Agranulocytosis (31 people, 17.71%)
  • Erythema Multiforme (23 people, 13.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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