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Review: could Cellcept cause Platelet count decreased (Thrombocytopenia )?





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

We study 15,521 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 has active ingredients of mycophenolate mofetil. It is often used in systemic lupus erythematosus. (latest outcomes from Cellcept 15,792 users)

Platelet count decreased

Platelet count decreased has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, high blood pressure, preventive health care, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, schizophrenia.(latest reports from Platelet count decreased 40,979 patients)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 15,521 people reported to have side effects when taking Cellcept. Among them, 238 people (1.53%) have Platelet Count Decreased.

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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