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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 8,272 Erbitux 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. (latest reports from 35,331 White blood cell count decreased patients)

On Jan, 19, 2015: 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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  • Kevin Peters Ph.d on Mar, 4, 2013:

    Sammy, I'm a white 45 male; just wanted to agree on that Klonopin remark. When I was 21 I had my second kidney transplant which was a BAD issue all together, at any rate the hospital did not include my medications taken at home after my surgery. I went thru the worst hallucinations and jerking and seizures you could ever possibly imagine. This went on for almost 3 1/2 weeks before we decided to have me taken OUT of the hospital and relocated before they ended up taking my life. Then the whole staff of paychology including the chief of psychiatry cane in my room to see what they could do, Finallu. During one of my few moments of clarity the C.O.F after blaming me if talking "drugs" prior to my transplant listened to my word of telling him the meds I was on before being admitted. After asking when was the last time I had received my Klonopin and me not knowing, he then reviewed the charts, and didn't see me receiving this med once. He stormed out of the room of about 9 docs and came back in with two Klonopin; for the first time in almost 4 weeks and after three surgeries the first 72 hours I was hospitalized, I was sleeping like a baby, for about 49 hours with NO MORE hallucinations, or seizures or jerking! I finally got out of there without a kidney since that kidney was supposed to go to another man named the same as I in a different city! I do take Xanax and probably always will. The half life on Klonopin is much different hence one if its dangers, Nevwr Ever stop this drug cold! I've been on dialysis 25 1/2 years now and suffered from intense skin cancers, but have fought and done all I can do to live a normal as possible life, working full time except when I'm in yet another surgery, over 32 general anesthetic procedures since 1987. I was the youngest boy-man to ever be on the USA soccer team ready to play in the Korea 1988 Olympics. What a change in life.....
    All the Best,
    K. Peters

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    chris on Jun, 4, 2011:

    i have been taking clonzepam and trazedone and my speech is a very hoarse voice, I am wondering if if my speech problem is from these drugs's side effects.

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