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Review: could Levofloxacin cause Platelet count decreased?

We study 5,435 people who have side effects while taking Levofloxacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 162 have Platelet count decreased. Find out below who they are, when they have Platelet count decreased and more.

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Levofloxacin

Levofloxacin (latest outcomes from 5,526 users) has active ingredients of levofloxacin; sodium chloride. It is often used in sinusitis.

Platelet count decreased

Platelet count decreased (latest reports from 232,843 patients) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, hepatitis c, high blood pressure, preventive health care, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.

On Aug, 12, 2014: 5,433 people reported to have side effects when taking Levofloxacin. Among them, 162 people (2.98%) have Platelet Count Decreased. They amount to 0.06% of all the 251,624 people who have Platelet Count Decreased on eHealthMe.

Trend of Platelet count decreased in Levofloxacin reports

Time on Levofloxacin when people have Platelet count decreased * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Platelet count decreased84.00%12.00%4.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Platelet count decreased when taking Levofloxacin * :

FemaleMale
Platelet count decreased34.46%65.54%

Age of people who have Platelet count decreased when taking Levofloxacin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Platelet count decreased0.00%0.00%0.00%3.27%7.19%7.19%22.22%60.13%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (21 people, 12.96%)
  2. Prophylaxis (17 people, 10.49%)
  3. Chronic myeloid leukaemia (11 people, 6.79%)
  4. Infection (7 people, 4.32%)
  5. Hypertension (6 people, 3.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Allopurinol (22 people, 13.58%)
  2. Velcade (21 people, 12.96%)
  3. Furosemide (19 people, 11.73%)
  4. Lasix (19 people, 11.73%)
  5. Lansoprazole (19 people, 11.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Patient was in constant pain with no ability to move (wasn't even able to pick a glass of water). No supplements were given while on Levofloxacin and inspite of family questioning the high dosage for an unconfirmed Koch's spine diagnosis, patient was prescribed 750mgs of Levoflox twice a day; making it 1.5 gms of the drug taken each day for almost 3 weeks.

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    karlee on Jul, 23, 2014:

    54 yr old Northern Virginia mom ,wife business owner.I was diagnosed with migraines ,fibromyalgia 10 yrs ago. I HAVE LOOKED FOR ANSWERS ever since. My disease has progressed,changing my life so much.I have not found the cure for my condition. Most of the drugs I have used cause other symptoms,I have tried them all. I am about to start treating my fibromyalgia with quaifenesin. Any advice,would be welcome.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Was put on this antibiotic for chronic sinusitis but after 10 days on drug have swollen painful feet and hard to walk. Sometimes pain in knees, arms.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Taking amlodipine 5 mg and losartan 50 mg daily for hypertension .

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