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