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Re: Seroquel Low White Blood Cell (WBC) count. sopia42

Posted by yxibow on May 5, 2009, at 18:46:19

In reply to Seroquel Low White Blood Cell (WBC) count., posted by sopia42 on May 5, 2009, at 11:53:11

> What are the repercusions of low WBC due to the use of Seroquel? In addition, at what point does low WBC out weight the medical value of using the Seroquel? If anyone has any input I would greatly appreciate your response.
>
> Sophia

It's about 0.3% which is down in the rather low level.

Its most pronounced in those genetically predisposed to low WBC

The risks outweigh the benefits when it is truly on the low side according to a doctor. Reference levels are not always the same for different ethnicities, etc.

Serious low WBC is a warning sign, one doesn't want one's immune system compromised, so yes, then it should be discontinued to see if it is the offending agent. If an antipsychotic has to be used in the meantime, then there has to be a crosstaper.


However I haven't heard it doing that in particular, its Clozaril (and possibly Remeron) that has the main concern there, but anything is possible

-- Jay

 

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