UMEM Educational Pearls

Category: Toxicology

Title: Drug-Induced Thrombocytopenia

Keywords: heparin, cimetidine, thrombocytopenia (PubMed Search)

Posted: 4/22/2010 by Fermin Barrueto, MD (Updated: 10/18/2019)
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Here are is a list of common drugs that will cause thrombocytopenia as a result of antiplatelet antibodies (its not just heparin!). This list is not complete but are common ones that you will see in the ED, coming from USH or on the floors/units during residency:

Abciximab, Acetaminophen, amiodarone, amphotericin B, ASA

Carbamazepine, cimetidine

Digoxin

Methyldopa

Quinidine, Quinine

Rifampin

Trimethoprin-sulfamethoxazole

Vancomycin