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my aunt get hemotytic anemic , can she take ferrous madicines?

my aunt is done liver transplant she is now undergoing treatment with sofosbuvir and rbv she blood test is low HGB 8.5 and WBC 2.04.
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444337 tn?1428077110
Your aunt's doctor should evaluate her labs and direct the appropriate treatment plan. And at 8.5, you should put a call in if you haven't already done so.

There are rescue drugs available if her doctor deems them necessary, and taking iron supplements at this point would not be wise.

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1747881 tn?1546179478
The ribavirin is what is causing your aunt's anemia, no food or supplements are going to help, as said above you need to talk to your aunt's doc and come up with a plan, which will either be lowering her riba dosage or administering rescue drugs, at 8.5 it really needs to be dealt with ASAP

What is Hemolytic Anemia?

Your bone marrow is responsible for producing red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets (cells responsible for clotting). Hemolytic anemia is a condition that involves only the red blood cells. When old red blood cells die, the bone marrow produces new ones to maintain balance. Hemolytic anemia occurs when red blood cells die sooner than the bone marrow can produce them. The scientific term for red blood cell destruction is hemolysis. There are two forms of hemolytic anemia: intrinsic and extrinsic.

Extrinsic hemolytic anemia develops when the spleen traps and destroys healthy red blood cells. It can also come from red blood cell destruction due to infection, tumors, autoimmune disorders, medication side effects, leukemia, or lymphoma.


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