Related topic: Levofloxacin, Platelet count decreased
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 (latest outcomes from 5,511 users) has active ingredients of levofloxacin; sodium chloride. It is often used in pneumonia.
Platelet count decreased
Platelet count decreased (latest reports from 248,129 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.
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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