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Medications and their Potential to Cause Increase 'Anemia'(Decrease In Red Blood Cells)


This section presents medications that are known to potentially lead to 'Anemia' as a side effect. It's important to note that mild side effects are quite common with medications.
Please be aware that the drugs listed here are individual medications and may be part of a broader combination therapy. This information is meant to be a helpful resource but should not replace professional medical advice. If you're concerned about 'Anemia', it's best to consult a healthcare professional.
In addition to 'Anemia', other symptoms or signs might better match your side effect. We have listed these below for your convenience. If you find a symptom that more closely resembles your experience, you can use it to identify potential medications that might be the cause.

Drugs with the Side Effect - Anemia

Atovaquone


Most other Common Side Effects: Allergic reactions like rash, fever, sore throat, nausea, vomiting

Avatrombopag


Most other Common Side Effects: Allergic reactions like rash, fever, sore throat, nausea, vomiting

Azacitidine


Most other Common Side Effects: Nausea, decrease in blood cells, vomiting, pyrexia, diarrhea, injection site redness, constipation and skin discoloration

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Bexarotene


Most other Common Side Effects: Underactive thyroid, headache, weakness, rash, nausea, infection, swelling in the extremities, abdominal pain, dry skin, diarrhea, fatigue/lethargy, liver function test abnormalities, muscle spasm and confusion

Boceprevir


Most other Common Side Effects: Fatigue, nausea/vomiting, headache, and sensory loss

Bosentan


Most other Common Side Effects: Respiratory tract infection, nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, chest pain, fainting, low blood pressure

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Bosutinib



Most other Common Side Effects: Diarrhea, nausea, decrease in platelets, vomiting, abdominal pain, rash, pyrexia, and fatigue

Brentuximab Vedotin


Most other Common Side Effects: Decrease in white blood cells, peripheral sensory neuropathy, fatigue, nausea, fever, rash, diarrhea and pain

Captopril


Most other Common Side Effects: Decrease in white blood cells, peripheral sensory neuropathy, fatigue, nausea, fever, rash, diarrhea and pain

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Carbamazepine


Most other Common Side Effects: Decrease in white blood cells, peripheral sensory neuropathy, fatigue, nausea, fever, rash, diarrhea and pain

Carbidopa-Levodopa


Most other Common Side Effects: Decrease in white blood cells, peripheral sensory neuropathy, fatigue, nausea, fever, rash, diarrhea and pain

Carglumic Acid


Most other Common Side Effects: Vomiting, abdominal pain, fever, tonsilitis, ear infection, diarrhea, throat inflammation, and headache

Decitabine


Most other Common Side Effects: decrease in white blood cells and platelets, fatigue, fever, nausea, cough, constipation, diarrhea, and sugar

Eribulin Mesylate


Most other Common Side Effects: Decrease in white blood cells, weakness, fatigue, hair loss, nerve disease, nausea, and constipation

Erythromycin


Most other Common Side Effects: Decrease in white blood cells, weakness, fatigue, hair loss, nerve disease, nausea, and constipation

Foscarnet


Most other Common Side Effects: Fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

Ofatumumab


Most other Common Side Effects: Decrease in white blood cells, pneumonia, fever, cough, diarrhea, fatigue, difficulty in breathing, rash, nausea, vomiting, lung inflammation, and upper respiratory tract infections

Penicillamine


Most other Common Side Effects: Decrease in white blood cells, pneumonia, fever, cough, diarrhea, fatigue, difficulty in breathing, rash, nausea, vomiting, lung inflammation, and upper respiratory tract infections

Pomalidomide


Most other Common Side Effects: Fatigue, weakness, decrease in white blood cells, constipation, nausea, diarrhea, difficulty in breathing, upper-respiratory tract infections, back pain and fever

Pralatrexate Solution


Most other Common Side Effects: Decrease in platelet counts and white blood cells, inflammation of mucous, nausea, fatigue, constipation, fever, fluid retention, cough, nose bleed, vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty in breathing, loss of appetite, rash, itching, throat pain, liver function test abnormal, abdominal pain, pain in extremity, back pain, night sweats, weakness, fast heart rate

Ropivacaine


Most other Common Side Effects: Low blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, slow heart rate, fever, chills, pain, postoperative complications, stuffy nose, reduced sensation, tingling, headache, itching and back pain

Rosiglitazone and Metformin


Most other Common Side Effects: Upper respiratory tract infection, diarrhea, injury, headache, sinusitis, fatigue, back pain, viral infection, joint pain

Sirolimus


Most other Common Side Effects: Swelling in the extremities, high blood pressure, increased cholesterol level, constipation, abdominal pain, diarrhea, headache, fever, urinary tract infection, nausea, joint pain, and decrease in platelet counts

Streptomycin


Most other Common Side Effects: Swelling in the extremities, high blood pressure, increased cholesterol level, constipation, abdominal pain, diarrhea, headache, fever, urinary tract infection, nausea, joint pain, and decrease in platelet counts

Sulfamethoxazole


Most other Common Side Effects: Swelling in the extremities, high blood pressure, increased cholesterol level, constipation, abdominal pain, diarrhea, headache, fever, urinary tract infection, nausea, joint pain, and decrease in platelet counts

Temsirolimus


Most other Common Side Effects: Rash, weakness, inflammation of mucous membrane, nausea, fluid retention, loss of appetite, increased sugar, increased blood cholesterol, elevated liver enzyme, decrease in platelet counts, and white blood cells

Valganciclovir


Most other Common Side Effects: Diarrhea, fever, nausea, tremor, graft rejection, decrease in white blood cells and platelet counts, vomiting

Valproic Acid


Most other Common Side Effects: Diarrhea, fever, nausea, tremor, graft rejection, decrease in white blood cells and platelet counts, vomiting

References

  1. https://www.fda.gov/drugs/information-consumers-and-patients-drugs/finding-and-learning-about-side-effects-adverse-reactions
  2. https://nctr-crs.fda.gov/fdalabel/ui/search
  3. https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/
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