What Are Drugs That Cause Thrombocytopenia?

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Thrombocytopenia is a condition in which you have a low blood platelet count which are colorless blood cells that help blood clot and stop bleeding by clumping and forming plugs in blood vessel injuries. Certain medications can reduce the number of platelets in your blood. Sometimes a drug confuses the immune system and causes it to destroy platelets. Medications that can cause thrombocytopenia include:
  • Heparin
  • Quinine
  • Sulfa-containing antibiotics
  • Anticonvulsants
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alopurinal, is that one of the drugs that cause low platelets?
No. Allopurinol side effects (oral) include:
Upset stomach