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My dad has macrocytic anemia. His liver and kidney tests are normal. Mch, b12, WBC normal. Could it be due to zyprexa (olanzapine)? Is it riskier than microcytic?

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Dr. Ronald Buckman
41 years experience in Family Medicine
More info: Macrocytic anemia can have many causes and more information is needed. Alcohol intake is a common cause especially when it is accompanied by ingestion of nsaids, the combination causing gastritis and bleeding. There are also hereditary hemoglobin abnormalities that can be detected with additional testing. He should continue to pursue an answer with the help of his primary care provider.
Answered on Dec 11, 2015
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Dr. Eric Rubinstein
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See a hematologist if necessary.
Aug 17, 2014

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