Ranitidine Induced Thrombocytopenia: A Case report

Volume 2, Issue 1 : January 2016 – March 2016

12. Ranitidine Induced Thrombocytopenia: A Case report

Ranitidine is H2 receptor antagonist. In some critically ill patient it induces thrombocytopenia, which is a rare drug related problems arise during treatment in intensive care unit (ICU) set up. We are going to present a case of 18 year old boy, which had fever and joint pain at the time of admission. Intravenous ceftriaxone, Paracetamol and Ranitidine was administered. Repeated lab investigations showed decrease in WBC and Platelet counts. After excluding the other causes, it was concluded that Ranitidine was the cause of thrombocytopenia.