Review: could Fluconazole cause Thrombocytopenia?


Thrombocytopenia is found among people who take Fluconazole, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Acyclovir, and have Prophylaxis . We study 21,984 people who have side effects while taking Fluconazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,670 have Thrombocytopenia. Find out below who they are, when they have Thrombocytopenia and more.

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Fluconazole has active ingredients of fluconazole. It is often used in preventive health care. (latest outcomes from Fluconazole 22,966 users)


Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, death, acute kidney failure, drug ineffective, pancytopenia (latest reports from 109,642 Thrombocytopenia patients).

On Aug, 29, 2016

21,984 people reported to have side effects when taking Fluconazole.
Among them, 1,670 people (7.6%) have Thrombocytopenia

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Fluconazole cause Thrombocytopenia?

Time on Fluconazole when people have Thrombocytopenia *:

  • < 1 month: 69.04 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.84 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.76 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.36 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Thrombocytopenia when taking Fluconazole *:

  • female: 40.42 %
  • male: 59.58 %

Age of people who have Thrombocytopenia when taking Fluconazole *:

  • 0-1: 0.96 %
  • 2-9: 1.45 %
  • 10-19: 4.34 %
  • 20-29: 4.48 %
  • 30-39: 9.09 %
  • 40-49: 13.5 %
  • 50-59: 19.56 %
  • 60+: 46.56 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Prophylaxis (165 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (128 people)
  • Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (89 people)
  • Pain (61 people)
  • Constipation (53 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Acyclovir (307 people)
  • Vancomycin (211 people)
  • Dexamethasone (202 people)
  • Omeprazole (197 people)
  • Allopurinol (195 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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