can the cause for this drop be due to long term medication use I'M on plaquenil 400 mg bid neuronin 400 mg 1 tab 4 times per day folic acid 1mg 1tab daily feldene 20 mg 1 tab daily trilepthal 150mg 1 per day prednisone 5mg 1 daily
and methotrexate 2.5 mg 6 tabs per week.
How low is your count? There are some medications that do cause low platelets. You can do some research and find out which meds cause low platelets and find out if your dr wants you to continue those particular medications. If you platelet count remains over 50,000, then you are still at a safe level. If it is lower than that, your dr would have flagged it and started looking into the meds. (My daughter has ITP so I am pretty familiar with low platelets.)
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