Homer Amoxicillin with Clavulanic Acid reduce my white blood cell count or Leukocytes?
Although it is rare but yes it can.
Hematologic side effects associated with penicillins have included thrombocytopenia, anemia, hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenic purpura, eosinophilia, agranulocytosis, and leukopenia. These are believed to be due to hypersensitivity and are usually reversible when the drug is discontinued. Mild to moderate thrombocytosis has been reported in less than 1% of patients treated with amoxicillin-clavulanate and 3.6% of patients treated with the extended-release tablets. Purpura, pancytopenia, granulocytopenia, medullary aplasia, prolongation of prothrombin time, and transient neutropenia have also been reported.
An increase in white blood cells usually indicates infection and this drug is for treating certain bacterial infections so you want the outcome of reduced white blood cells if they are elevated from infection. Leukocytes is just another name for white blood cells.
- Amoxicillin Information for Consumers
- Amoxicillin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Amoxicillin (detailed)
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