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Can lamictal cause leukopenia?

Can lamictal cause leukopenia?

Yes: Lamictal should be monitored over time as it can cause blood count issues. ...Read more

Lamictal (Definition)

Lamictal (lamotrigine) is an anti-epileptic medication, also called an anticonvulsant. Lamictal is used either alone or in combination with other medications to treat epileptic seizures ...Read more


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Can chronic sinusitis cause mild leukopenia?

Can chronic sinusitis cause mild leukopenia?

Usually not: Leukopenia could cause by medications, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, lupus, lymphoma, some cancers or autoimmune disease (hiv or aids), sepsis and other reasons. ...Read more

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I have moderate leukopenia &absolute neutropenia &ralative lymphocytosis .What is the cause?

I have moderate leukopenia &absolute neutropenia &ralative lymphocytosis .What is the cause?

Multiple causes: You have a low level of one kind of white blood cell, the neutrophil. Most common cause is viral infection, esp. If transient. Many different medication can do this as a side effect, including non-prescription meds. Rarely, nutritional deficiencies (iron, B12 or folic acid). It can be part of autoimmune disease, it can be congenital, be due to serious blood diseases, or be benign. ...Read more

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Could leukopenia cause reduction in height?

Could leukopenia cause reduction in height?

No: Leukopenia (white blood cells in the blood are fewer than normal) does not cause reduction a child's final height. However, if the leukopenia was severe, and the child had persistent or recurrent infections throughout childhood, he might not grow as tall due to having chronic illnesses. In an adult, leukopenia does not make him shorter. ...Read more

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How do autoimmune diseases cause leukopenia?

How do autoimmune diseases cause leukopenia?

2ways: Autoimmune diseases can suppress bone marrow production of white cells or can cause the destruction of circulating white cells. ...Read more

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Can having chronic leukopenia affect other lab tests or cause other problems? I've had this for many years with no known reason for it.

Can having chronic leukopenia affect other lab tests or cause other problems? I've had this for many years with no known reason for it.

Probably not...: Depending on how low your white count is, sl. Low white cells should not adversely impact or cause other health problems. As always, healthy behaviors are recommended... Sleep, hydration, exercise, balanced diet... ...Read more

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What causes leukopenia and frequent respiratory infections?

What  causes leukopenia and frequent respiratory infections?

Leukopenia: The list of things that can cause leukopenia is very long and includes both benign and malignant conditions. It is very important that this be evaluated by a hematologist, and maybe an immunologist, especially if the person is having frequent respiratory infections as well. ...Read more

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Can vitamin deficiency cause leukopenia?

Can vitamin deficiency cause leukopenia?

Possibility: Vitamin deficiencies such as b12, folate (folic acid) can cause anemia and sometimes leukopenia. I would recommend that you confer with your md about further w/u of the leukopenia if it persists beyond treatment for the vitamin deficiency. ...Read more

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If lupus went into remission & i no longer needed methotrexate, would it likely cause leukopenia or not?

If lupus went into remission & i no longer needed methotrexate, would it likely cause leukopenia or not?

Lupus can cause leukopenia: Lupus can cause leukopenia. Methotrexate can cause leukopenia. So the reason you might have it depends on the rest of the manifestations of your lupus. Other reasons besides Methotrexate lupus can also cause leukopenia. Thus your evaluation would try to clarify all of this. ...Read more

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Good morning dr, can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) cause leukopenia if used very often?

Good morning dr, can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) cause leukopenia if used very often?

Yes: Allergy to the sulfonamide contained in Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can certainly produce leukopenia and the frequency of administration will not be associated. Stop taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and see your doctor to make sure no other cause for the low WBC counts. ...Read more

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I have leukopenia probably caused by interferons which I use for MS. Now, I have also teeth inflamation. Which antibiotics does't cause leukopenia?

I have leukopenia probably caused by interferons which I use for MS. Now, I have also teeth inflamation. Which antibiotics does't cause leukopenia?

Immune modulation: may have indeed caused the drop in white cells. Gingivitis can occur with Co Q10 deficiency. (use of B interferon) Make sure your Folate, (folic acid) B12 and B6 levels are normal (CoQ10 wont work if any are low) Consider taking Co Q10 (the antioxidant form). Antibiotics may not be needed if you act quickly. Make sure your doctor is involved in the decision making. ...Read more

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If lupus went into remission & person no longer needed methotrexate, would methotrexate likely cause leukopenia (in someone with normal higher wbc)?

If lupus went into remission & person no longer needed methotrexate, would methotrexate likely cause leukopenia (in someone with normal higher wbc)?

see details: The question does not make sense. Leukopenia is a side effect of Methotrexate but is commonly seen in lupus patients who never receive this medication. It can persist even when the disease is otherwise quiet. ...Read more

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How is level of absorbing clindamycine and benzoilperoxide through face skin from Duac gel? May be it enough to cause leukopenia, fever or diarrhea?

How is level of absorbing clindamycine and benzoilperoxide through face skin from Duac gel? May be it enough to cause leukopenia, fever or diarrhea?

Diarrhea: This can cause a fairly intense diarrhea. It is to be prescribed by a doctor who will tell you all of its side effects ...Read more

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Does viral pulmonary infection on 87 year old man cause anemia and leukopenia on the cbc test and could this infection mimic mds symdrome on same test?

Does viral pulmonary infection on 87 year old man cause anemia and leukopenia on the cbc test and could this infection mimic mds symdrome on same test?

No: Mycoplasmal chest colds can cause mild hemolysis. That's about it. No pathologist or hematologist will mistake this for myelodysplastic syndrome. ...Read more

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Can Lamictal cause hallucinations?

Can Lamictal cause hallucinations?

Uncommon: Hallucinations have been reported with Lamictal although listed as infrequent from what I could find. Please discuss with your prescribing doctor if you think you are having hallucinations or altered perceptions since taking Lamictal. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can lamictal cause fluid retentuon?

Can lamictal cause fluid retentuon?

Lamictal/Edema: This has been reported in les than 5% cases, especially peripheral & facial edema. ...Read more

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Why does lamictal cause a rash?

Why does lamictal cause a rash?

Any drug can: Any medication can potentially cause skin rash. Although some are more likely than others to induce a rash. ...Read more

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What does the rash caused by lamictal look like?

What does  the rash caused by lamictal look like?

Bad hives, and more: Lamictal can cause a rare but sometimes fatal allergic reaction called S.J.S., E.M. Major, or T.E.N.. A person can have fever, malaise (general discomfort), skin itching, joint aches, and a fairly rapid appearance of reddened spots or patches all over. The rash can have "target" or "bulls-eye" spots, and even blisters. Eye irritation can occur, as well as sores on eyelids, lips, and in the mouth. ...Read more

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Will reducing 600 mg of tegretol to 400 cause 100 mg of lamictal to rise slightly?

Will reducing 600 mg of tegretol to 400 cause 100 mg of lamictal to rise slightly?

Pharmacist: Best to call the pharmacist where you get the medication. They may be able to give you the best answer. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I've taken lamictal 200 mg once a day for 10 years. During that time I've lost 2/3rds of my hair. Could lamictal be the cause?

Not common: Some antiepileptics cause hair loss (Depakote) which is significant but Lamictal isn't one of them that I'm aware of- I suppose it's possible but has your doctor looked at other MORE COMMON CAUSES of hair loss such as thyroid issues, nutritional issues, and maybe even scalp health issues? There is an interaction between Lamictal and Estrace (estradiol). Why are you on Lamictal? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Does lamictal cause weight gain?

Does lamictal cause weight gain?

Ltg: I usually think of Lamictal as weight neutral, especially compared to topamax/zonegran (appetite suppressing) and Depakote (usually with wt gain). It is possible though. ...Read more

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Can lamictal cause heat intolerance?

Can lamictal cause heat intolerance?

Would be a rarity: Never seen it in my patients BUT after doing a little research I discovered that according to eHealthme.com there are over 37,000 people reporting side effects to Lamictal and of those 3 reported heat intolerance. That is a percentage risk of 0.01. Perhaps you are the 4th person? Check out this link: http://www.ehealthme.com/ds/lamictal/sensitivity+to+heat
I cannot vouch for the website myself ...Read more

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Can lamictal cause abnormal EEG results?

Can lamictal cause abnormal EEG results?

Yes: Although Lamictal is used to treat epilepsy, a condition characterized often by abnormal eeg, it does affect the brain's electrical activity. As such it certainly does have the potential to change the eeg, just as does any other anti-epileptic drug/. ...Read more

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Which would be more prone to cause anxiety tegretol or lamictal?

Which would be more prone to cause anxiety tegretol or lamictal?

Lamictal: people taking depakote tend to feel somewhat tired and fatigued. lamotrigene tends to be activating and energizing- at higher doses some people experience that as restless anxiety ...Read more

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Can lamictal cause agressive arm pain in the medial side.Just from the first pill?

Can lamictal cause agressive arm pain in the medial side.Just from the first pill?

No: Check for swelling and review your activities from the last day. If the pain does not improve with ice, rest and no sleeping "on it", or if the arm becomes red or bruised, get an examination. ...Read more

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Lamotrigine (Definition)

Lamotrigine is employed to treat psychiatric problems, and epilepsy. It is one of many meds that can help multiple ...Read more


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Leukopenia (Definition)

This term is generic for any low total ...Read more