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Review: could Levofloxacin cause Platelet count decreased?

Summary: Platelet count decreased could be caused by Levofloxacin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Allopurinol, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 5,417 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 5,507 users) has active ingredients of levofloxacin; sodium chloride. It is often used in sinusitis.

Platelet count decreased

Platelet count decreased (latest reports from 246,900 patients) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, hepatitis c, high blood pressure, preventive health care, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 5,423 people reported to have side effects when taking Levofloxacin. Among them, 162 people (2.99%) have Platelet Count Decreased. They amount to 0.07% of all the 235,606 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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    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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