Thrombocytopenia After Ibuprofen: A Case Report
Dr. A. C. Jauhari,Prof.,Dept. ofPharmacology,Manipal College of Medical Sciences Pokhara,(Nepal)E-mail: email@example.com
Ibuprofen, a propionic acid derivative, is an important non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs) used freely for the treatment of various arthritic diseases, and as analgesic and antipyretic drug available over the counter (OTC) in Nepal.
Thrombocytopenia (TPA) is one of the rare haematopoitic adverse drug reactions (ADRs, <1%) of ibuprofen. This is a fatal case of ibuprofen induced TPA, reported from the Nepalese population. Ibuprofen is documented to be one of the safest anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic drugs used frequently.