Can HEPSERA cause low levels of CD9 and C86 with bone marrow issues?
Possible side effects related to the drug use
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Changes in CD 9 and CD 86 are related to viral load rather than the drug related side effect.
Changes in bone marrow are unlikely with this drug.
But having said that, the drug has high propensity to cause kidney damage on long-term usage which can indirectly affect the blood counts.
Hence it's advisable to have a full panel of routine blood tests and upload the reports on our website page.
If significant kidney or liver damage is detected on these blood tests it's advisable to change the drug the drug to a suitable alternative after discussing with your physician.
Hope I have answered your query.
Dr. Suresh Heijebu, General & Family Physician