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Can Antibiotics effect platelet count?

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Can Antibiotics effect platelet count?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 8 years ago.
a number of antibiotics can lead to low platelet count, or thrombocytopenia.

Antibiotics which are implicated in this include sulfonamides, chloremphenicol, vancomycin, and piperacillin.

In particular, cholemphenicol, which is an older generation of drug, and Vancomycin, which is one of the most recent drugs, is known to cause this. Link.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
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I also want to know if fasting before blood test can cause lower platelet count.
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 8 years ago.
No, fasting would not affect the platelet count.