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Thrombocytopenia - drug induced

  • Alternative Names

    Drug-induced thrombocytopenia


    The first step in treating this type of low platelet count is to stop using the drug that may be causing the problem.

    For people who have life-threatening bleeding, treatments may include:

    • Immunoglobulin therapy (IVIG) given through a vein
    • Plasma exchange (plasmapheresis)
    • Platelet transfusions

    Support Groups

    Expectations (prognosis)


    Bleeding can be life threatening if it occurs in the brain or other organs.

    A pregnant woman who has antibodies to platelets may pass the antibodies to the baby in the womb.

    Calling your health care provider

    Call your healthcare provider if you have unexplained bleeding or bruising.