Bactrim and T-cells
Mar 26, 2011
My doctor prescribed Bactrim as a prophylactic for pneumocystis. After seeing that it was causing my white cells, hemoglobin, and platelets to drop, he switched me to Mepron and prescribed Leucovorin Calcium tablets as an antidote. My question is, can Bactrim also cause T-cells to drop?
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Possible, but not usually. I have prescribed bactrim for this indication to hundreds of patients and have generally not seen this. If it truly dropped your white blood cell count significantly then it's possible in your case this may have happened.
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