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Does amiodarone cause excessive bruising : my arms bruise

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does amiodarone cause excessive bruising
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Anthony Bray MD replied 7 months ago.

Hello!

Amiodarone may cause a blue gray discolration affecting skin in rate between 1 to 7 percent of patients taking that ...

Bruising spefically is not clearly reported BUT OCCASIONAL cases of lower platelet counts have been reported...

Since platekts relate to stopping bleeding if you have low platelets that may lead to easier bruising...

Other factors for the bruising that you have noticed could be reason...

Taking vitamin C 500my/ day and zinc 50 my per day may be helpful for you ..

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