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Doctor insights on: Simvastatin Cause Thrombocytopenia

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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


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What is the cause of thrombocytopenia in malaria patients?

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

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Can statins cause problems i dont know about? im on simvastatin and wondered about that and if i should even be taking it or if id be better off not

Can statins cause problems i dont know about? im on simvastatin and wondered about that and if i should even be taking it or if id be better off not

Speak to your doctor: It is best not to stop a medication,especially if you're not currently having side effects,without discussing this with your doctor. He or she will consider your entire medical history, lab tests and exam and be better able to judge when and whether you can come off of a medication. Be careful how much acetaminophen you take with simvastatin to avoid liver issues. ...Read more

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Male 31 with Cyclic Thrombocytopenia, no drug or medicine or infection.What causes Cyclic thrombocytopenia ,it can get as a low as 16 and move back up?

Male 31 with Cyclic Thrombocytopenia, no drug or medicine or infection.What causes Cyclic thrombocytopenia ,it can get as a low as 16 and move back up?

You need med monitin: You may have a condition called Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). I assume, that you are under the medical supervision of a hematologist or oncologist. We need to know for how long have you known about your low/fluctuating platelet counts? There are many options of treatment for ITP. This is something your doctor can explain to you. As long as your platelet count remains>50,000, yr safe. ...Read more

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Can zocor (simvastatin) cause a chronic cough?

Can zocor (simvastatin) cause a chronic cough?

No: Zocor (simvastatin) or simvastation don't cause chronic cough.A group of anti-hypertensives drugs called ace inhibitors may cause chronic cough. Please consult your M.D. ...Read more

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Can zocor (simvastatin) cause me to have an elevated liver?

Can zocor (simvastatin) cause me to have an elevated liver?

Yes: yes - should be monitored and a dose reduction may be necessary. ...Read more

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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 causes hypoproliferative thrombocytopenia ? what are the best diagnosis tests to determine hypoproliferative thrombocytopenia?

What's the cause?: This can be due to anything from drinking quinine bitters to having leukemia or cancer in the marrow to any of a variety of other things. It is not an illness on itself. ...Read more

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Could Simvastatin (10 mg. per day) cause hives or insomonia?

Could Simvastatin (10 mg. per day) cause hives or insomonia?

Simvastatin: can cause urticaria (hives) and insomnia. You may be allergic - let your doctor know asap. ...Read more

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Is it possible for tylenol (acetaminophen) to cause thrombocytopenia?

Is it possible for tylenol (acetaminophen) 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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Which kind of blood cancer cause idiopathic thrombocytopenia ? Including chronic malignancy

Which kind of blood cancer cause idiopathic thrombocytopenia ? Including chronic  malignancy

By itself: Essential thrombocythemia is a low-grade blood cancer that often requires no treatment. Most unexplained thrombocytosis in people who seem well otherwise is due to iron deficiency. Nobody understands how this works. Hoping you find the answers you need, and glad you asked. ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Thrombocytopenia (Definition)

deficiency of platelets in the blood. This causes bleeding into the tissues, bruising, and slow ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Berry
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Zocor (Definition)

Zocor is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more