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Review: could Erbitux cause White blood cell count decreased?





Summary: White blood cell count decreased is found among people who take Erbitux, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Cisplatin, and have Lung cancer - non-small cell.

We study 8,254 people who have side effects while taking Erbitux from FDA and social media. Among them, 194 have White blood cell count decreased. Find out below who they are, when they have White blood cell count decreased and more.

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Erbitux

Erbitux has active ingredients of cetuximab. It is often used in cancer. (latest outcomes from Erbitux 8,272 users)

White blood cell count decreased

White blood cell count decreased has been reported by people with hepatitis c, schizophrenia, multiple myeloma, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis.(view latest reports from 35,331 patients)

On Dec, 5, 2014: 8,254 people reported to have side effects when taking Erbitux. Among them, 194 people (2.35%) have White Blood Cell Count Decreased.

Trend of White blood cell count decreased in Erbitux reports

Time on Erbitux when people have White blood cell count decreased * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
White blood cell count decreased81.13%18.87%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have White blood cell count decreased when taking Erbitux * :

FemaleMale
White blood cell count decreased28.08%71.92%

Age of people who have White blood cell count decreased when taking Erbitux * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
White blood cell count decreased0.00%1.03%0.52%0.00%0.52%3.61%21.13%73.20%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Non-small cell lung cancer (28 people, 14.43%)
  2. Head and neck cancer (18 people, 9.28%)
  3. Rectal cancer (15 people, 7.73%)
  4. Gastric cancer (14 people, 7.22%)
  5. Oesophageal adenocarcinoma (13 people, 6.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Cisplatin (89 people, 45.88%)
  2. Taxol (63 people, 32.47%)
  3. Carboplatin (52 people, 26.80%)
  4. Radiation therapy (43 people, 22.16%)
  5. Decadron (25 people, 12.89%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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