Review: could Levofloxacin cause Platelet count decreased?
This is a review of Platelet count decreased (Thrombocytopenia ) by studying 5,417 people who take Levofloxacin. We analyze: the time on Levofloxacin when people have Platelet count decreased, gender and age of these people, the severity of Platelet count decreased, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Levofloxacin. The review is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Levofloxacin (latest outcomes from 5,502 users) has active ingredients of levofloxacin; sodium chloride. It is often used in sinusitis, pneumonia. Commonly reported side effects of Levofloxacin include fever, pneumonia, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, thrombocytopenia.
Platelet count decreased
Platelet count decreased (latest reports from 234,039 patients) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, hepatitis c, high blood pressure, preventive health care, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.
On Feb, 26, 2014: 5,410 people reported to have side effects when taking Levofloxacin. Among them, 162 people (2.99%) have Platelet Count Decreased.
Time on Levofloxacin when people have Platelet count decreased * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Platelet count decreased||84.00%||12.00%||4.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Platelet count decreased when taking Levofloxacin * :
|Platelet count decreased||34.46%||65.54% |
Age of people who have Platelet count decreased when taking Levofloxacin * :
|Platelet count decreased||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||3.27%||7.19%||7.19%||22.22%||60.13% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple myeloma (21 people, 12.96%)
- Prophylaxis (17 people, 10.49%)
- Chronic myeloid leukaemia (11 people, 6.79%)
- Infection (7 people, 4.32%)
- Hypertension (6 people, 3.70%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Allopurinol (22 people, 13.58%)
- Velcade (21 people, 12.96%)
- Furosemide (19 people, 11.73%)
- Lasix (19 people, 11.73%)
- Lansoprazole (19 people, 11.73%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I took the Levofloxacin in January of this year for 7 days. My left leg started hurting in calf part on 6th day, lasted a few days. Then started behind my right knee, which lasted a few days. Now it is in crease of upper right leg and has been hurting for 3 days now but only when I try to walk. Very painful and have to hold on to something and walk very slow.
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for more than 2 years I have struggled with different side effects, one by one I eliminated vitamins or medications until recently all side effects are back to back. If I have a headache and back ache in the morning by the evening there are other side effects, they alternate on the daily. At this point I have consulted 2 Doctors, Urgent Care and ER, no one Doctor will remove this Implanon. I've been told the Doctor who put it in must take it out and I was insulting the Doctor by asking another one to remove it. My heart thumps out of my chest and I fear i have little time and I've gone so far as to trying to cut it out myself. I want this foreign device out of my system before it's too late!!!
Lyn on Jan, 22, 2014:
I can not believe what I have just read. You were describing me down to a tee. I have been having chronic headaches for 6 months with no let up. I have had scans and tried so many different medications that made me so ill. The final straw were the painful ulcers on my legs which caused me so much pain it was difficult to walk. I asked for my inplant to be removed I was refused saying that wasn't the cause. I have since Bern back and I am having it removed next week. I really hope it is the answer
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