Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “NEUTROPENIA“ to remember about Drugs Causing Neutropenia
Mnemonic : NEUTROPENIA
N – Neupogen: Filgrastim, also known as Neupogen, can stimulate neutrophil production.
E – Erythromycin: Erythromycin, an antibiotic, can cause neutropenia as a rare side effect.
U – Unasyn: Unasyn, a combination of ampicillin and sulbactam, is known to be associated with neutropenia.
T – Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole: This antibiotic combination can lead to neutropenia in some patients.
R – Rifampin: Rifampin, often used for tuberculosis treatment, has been reported to cause neutropenia.
O – Olanzapine: Olanzapine, an antipsychotic medication, may rarely result in neutropenia.
P – Phenobarbital: Neutropenia has been reported as a side effect of phenobarbital, an anticonvulsant drug.
E – Ethambutol: Ethambutol, used in tuberculosis treatment, is associated with drug-induced neutropenia.
N – Nitrofurantoin: Nitrofurantoin, an antibiotic, can lead to neutropenia in some individuals.
I – Isoniazid: Isoniazid, used to treat tuberculosis, has been linked to drug-induced neutropenia.
A – Azathioprine: Azathioprine, an immunosuppressant, can cause neutropenia as a side effect.
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