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Review: could Cellcept cause Platelet count decreased?

Summary: Platelet count decreased could be caused by Cellcept, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Prograf, and have Renal transplant.

We study 15,502 people who have side effects while taking Cellcept from FDA and social media. Among them, 238 have Platelet count decreased. Find out below who they are, when they have Platelet count decreased and more.

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Cellcept

Cellcept (latest outcomes from 15,769 users) has active ingredients of mycophenolate mofetil. It is often used in systemic lupus erythematosus.

Platelet count decreased

Platelet count decreased (latest reports from 248,269 patients) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, hepatitis c, high blood pressure, preventive health care, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 15,466 people reported to have side effects when taking Cellcept. Among them, 238 people (1.54%) have Platelet Count Decreased. They amount to 0.10% of all the 235,471 people who have Platelet Count Decreased on eHealthMe.

Trend of Platelet count decreased in Cellcept reports

Time on Cellcept when people have Platelet count decreased * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Platelet count decreased50.68%30.14%5.48%1.37%6.85%2.74%2.74%

Gender of people who have Platelet count decreased when taking Cellcept * :

FemaleMale
Platelet count decreased43.06%56.94%

Age of people who have Platelet count decreased when taking Cellcept * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Platelet count decreased0.00%6.61%5.45%12.06%8.56%17.51%26.07%23.74%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Renal transplant (58 people, 24.37%)
  2. Liver transplant (16 people, 6.72%)
  3. Lung transplant (12 people, 5.04%)
  4. Bone marrow transplant (9 people, 3.78%)
  5. Renal failure chronic (9 people, 3.78%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prograf (112 people, 47.06%)
  2. Neoral (56 people, 23.53%)
  3. Prednisone (49 people, 20.59%)
  4. Simulect (42 people, 17.65%)
  5. Solu-medrol (41 people, 17.23%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • I was on plaquenil and prednisone, then on cellcept and now am on benlysta, not on all at once

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  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • Changed from name brand to generic on Prograf, Myfortic and Omeprazile. Have had increased muscle aches and joint pain. What could be causing this.

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  • From this study (5 days ago):

  • Still in the process of being diagnosed with type of lupus and Vascilitus

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