Review: could Cisplatin cause Macrocytosis?


Macrocytosis is reported only by a few people who take Cisplatin. We study 39,439 people who have side effects while taking Cisplatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 3 have Macrocytosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Macrocytosis and more.

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Cisplatin has active ingredients of cisplatin. It is often used in chemotherapy. (latest outcomes from Cisplatin 48,087 users)


Macrocytosis (enlargement of red blood cells with near-constant haemoglobin concentration) has been reported by people with hiv infection, osteoporosis, depression, osteopenia, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 1,297 Macrocytosis patients).

On Oct, 10, 2016

39,439 people reported to have side effects when taking Cisplatin.
Among them, 3 people (0.01%) have Macrocytosis

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Cisplatin cause Macrocytosis?

Time on Cisplatin when people have Macrocytosis *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Macrocytosis when taking Cisplatin *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Macrocytosis when taking Cisplatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 33.33 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 33.33 %
  • 60+: 33.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Small Cell Lung Cancer Limited Stage (1 person, 33.33%)
  • Gastric Cancer (1 person, 33.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vepesid (1 person, 33.33%)
  • Tamoxifen Citrate (1 person, 33.33%)
  • Ondansetron (1 person, 33.33%)
  • Camptosar (1 person, 33.33%)
  • 6-Mercaptopurine (1 person, 33.33%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Thrombocytopenia (2 people, 66.67%)
  • Neutropenia (2 people, 66.67%)
  • White Blood Cell Count Increased (1 person, 33.33%)
  • Blood Culture Positive (1 person, 33.33%)
  • Atelectasis (1 person, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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