Review: could Tegretol cause White Blood Cell Count Decreased?


Summary

White blood cell count decreased is found among people who take Tegretol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Keppra, and have Epilepsy . We study 24,799 people who have side effects while taking Tegretol from FDA and social media. Among them, 372 have White blood cell count decreased. Find out below who they are, when they have White blood cell count decreased and more.

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Tegretol

Tegretol has active ingredients of carbamazepine. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Tegretol 25,600 users)

White Blood Cell Count Decreased

White blood cell count decreased has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, agranulocytosis, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 39,869 White blood cell count decreased patients).

On Aug, 18, 2016

24,799 people reported to have side effects when taking Tegretol.
Among them, 372 people (1.5%) have White Blood Cell Count Decreased


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Tegretol cause White blood cell count decreased?

Time on Tegretol when people have White Blood Cell Count Decreased *:

  • < 1 month: 53.79 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.55 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.55 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.27 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.03 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.52 %
  • 10+ years: 5.3 %

Gender of people who have White Blood Cell Count Decreased when taking Tegretol *:

  • female: 53.04 %
  • male: 46.96 %

Age of people who have White Blood Cell Count Decreased when taking Tegretol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 4.67 %
  • 10-19: 10.59 %
  • 20-29: 9.97 %
  • 30-39: 11.53 %
  • 40-49: 11.53 %
  • 50-59: 17.45 %
  • 60+: 34.27 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (70 people)
  • Convulsion (30 people)
  • Insomnia (19 people)
  • Constipation (19 people)
  • Schizophrenia (14 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Keppra (25 people)
  • Zyprexa (24 people)
  • Lamictal (23 people)
  • Famotidine (17 people)
  • Depakote (16 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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