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Drugs causing Thrombocytopenia

In this article, we will discuss various Drugs responsible for causing Thrombocytopenia.

In this article, we will discuss various Drugs responsible for causing Thrombocytopenia. So, let’s get started.

List of Drugs

I. Drugs that suppress platelet production

  • Myelosuppressive drugs, e.g. cytosine, arabinoside, daunorubicin, cyclophosphamide, busulfan, methotrexate, 6-mercaptopurine, vinca alkaloids
  • Thiazide diuretics
  • Ethanol
  • Estrogen

II. Immunologic platelet destruction

  • Antibiotics, e.g. sulphonamide, tetracyclines, novobiocin, PAS, rifampicin, chloramphenicol,
  • Cinchona alkaloids, e.g. quinine, quinidine
  • Sedatives, hypnotics, anticonvulsants (carbamazepine)
  • Digoxin
  • Alpha methyldopa
  • Anti-inflammatory, e.g. aspirin, phenylbutazone
  • Chloroquine, gold salts, arsenicals
  • Insecticides

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