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.)
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.