Plaquenil and low white blood count

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    Plaquenil and low white blood count


    I was diagnosed with discoid lupus 18 years ago and was prescribed Plaquenil, which I have taken since then. In October 2012, I was also diagnosed with Sjogrens Syndrome but, as I was already taking Plaquenil, was advised the treatment was the same for Sjogrens.

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    Low white blood cell count is definitely not a good sign. It is an indication that something is going on in the body from something not so serious to potentially very serious. If the white blood cell count is low, the potential for infection increases since the body does not have enough power to fight the invading organisms. Anemia or low white blood count Although Sjögren’s syndrome is often treatable, this disease is poorly understood and cannot be cured with current medications. Sjögren’s syndrome is often not diagnosed correctly. In part, this is because dry eyes and dry mouth are common symptoms. Nov 16, 2018 A low platelet count is a blood disorder that can sometimes be serious. This article looks at platelets and their role within the body. Find out about the many possible causes of a low count.

    From research I have done online, I gather that low white cell count can also be a symptom of the Sjogrens in itself. At a recent medical with my doctor, blood tests were taken and I had a call a couple of days later telling me to stop taking g Plaquenil immediately as I have a very low white cell count and that it is sometimes a side effect of Plaquenil.

    Plaquenil and low white blood count

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  7. Doctors give trusted answers on uses, effects, side-effects, and cautions Dr. Dugan on plaquenil and low wbc This drug can effect the bone marrow and make the white blood count and platelets low. Your doctor may want to stop this medication, but don't stop it till you talk to the doctor. Good luck!

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    Low White Blood Cell Count Information Including Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Causes, Videos, Forums, and local community support. Find answers to health issues you can trust from My Absolute Neutrophils good indicator of immune system function didn't get suppressed to a NORMAL range until I increased the Plaquenil to 600mg/day while still taking the Prednisone. In addition, my white blood cell count was still within a normal range. Expand. White blood cell count decreased is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 month, also take medication Enbrel, and have High blood pressure

     
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