Levofloxacin and Platelet count decreased - from FDA reports


Summary

Platelet count decreased is found among people who take Levofloxacin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Revlimid, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 6,421 people who have side effects while taking Levofloxacin from FDA. Among them, 201 have Platelet count decreased. Find out below who they are, when they have Platelet count decreased and more.

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Levofloxacin

Levofloxacin has active ingredients of levofloxacin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from Levofloxacin 6,437 users)

Platelet Count Decreased

Platelet count decreased has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, hepatitis c, preventive health care, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 135,177 Platelet count decreased patients).

On Feb, 18, 2017

6,421 people reported to have side effects when taking Levofloxacin.
Among them, 201 people (3.13%) have Platelet Count Decreased


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Levofloxacin cause Platelet count decreased?

Time on Levofloxacin when people have Platelet Count Decreased *:

  • < 1 month: 90.91 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 6.06 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.03 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Platelet Count Decreased when taking Levofloxacin *:

  • female: 41.15 %
  • male: 58.85 %

Age of people who have Platelet Count Decreased when taking Levofloxacin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.16 %
  • 10-19: 1.16 %
  • 20-29: 1.16 %
  • 30-39: 2.31 %
  • 40-49: 4.05 %
  • 50-59: 17.34 %
  • 60+: 72.83 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (52 people, 25.87%)
  • Preventive Health Care (25 people, 12.44%)
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (18 people, 8.96%)
  • Pain (16 people, 7.96%)
  • Pneumonia (12 people, 5.97%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Revlimid (37 people, 18.41%)
  • Pomalyst (19 people, 9.45%)
  • Lasix (13 people, 6.47%)
  • Amlodipine (11 people, 5.47%)
  • Velcade (10 people, 4.98%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Anaemia (43 people, 21.39%)
  • Febrile Neutropenia (24 people, 11.94%)
  • White Blood Cell Count Decreased (23 people, 11.44%)
  • Fever (22 people, 10.95%)
  • Agranulocytosis (22 people, 10.95%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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