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Doctor insights on: Is It Possible For Simvastatin To Cause Thrombocytopenia

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Zocor (Definition)

This medication is used to reduce lipids i.e. Cholesterol and fats in the circulatory system after diet and exercise therapies have failed. It is for the prevention of heart disease. One interesting fact is that grapefruit should not be eaten when ...Read more


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Is it possible for tylenol to cause thrombocytopenia?

Is it possible for tylenol to cause thrombocytopenia?

Yes: Acetominophen use may be associated with low platelet counts (thrombocytopenia) very rarely. This is correlated with very high doses, similar to what may effect liver function. ...Read more

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Can thrombocytopenia be caused by a cat (some disease from cats)?

Can thrombocytopenia be caused by a cat (some disease from cats)?

Probably not.: Cats are not likely to do this, unless there is a very extreme allergy that triggers a severe autoimmune reaction, and this is real remote. Cats usually spread toxoplasmosis infection as they pass it in their stool, but this is controlled by the immune system. A cause of low platelets can be snake bite like from a pit viper. ...Read more

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What is the cause of thrombocytopenia in malaria patients?

Enlarged spleen: The spleen is enlarged in patients with malaria and an enlarged spleen form any cause can destroy more platelets and cause thrombocytopenia. ...Read more

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What is the cause of thrombocytopenia in most malaria patients?

Enlarged spleen: An enlarged spleen, due to any cause can cause excessive destruction of platelets. Malaria is generally associated with an enlarged spleen. ...Read more

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What causes cyclic Thrombocytopenia in adult male? what is the treatment for it? what's the prognosis

What causes cyclic Thrombocytopenia in adult male?  what is the treatment for it? what's the prognosis

Dont rule out binges: The official line is it is of unknown cause. But the cases Ive seen, the person periodically did something bad that lowered platelets involving too much of a drug of abuse or two little food. Ignoring this.... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9395191 immune rejection drugs might help ...Read more

Dr. Blase Carabello
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Simvastatin (Definition)

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Lowers risk of heart attack, stroke, and certain blood vessel problems in people with certain risk factors. This medicine is an hmg-coa reductase inhibitor, ...Read more


Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Thrombocytopenia (Definition)

Platelet count less than the normal range of 150, 000 to 400, 000. Penia = low thrombocytes = platelets ...Read more