• Ticlopidine (Ticlid) is known to cause pancytopenia, which is a reduction of white blood cells (including neutrophils), red blood cells, and platelets.
• Neutropenia refers to a reduction in the blood neutrophil count to < 1000mm³
• Ticlopidine can also cause hyponatremia (low sodium), but is not known to cause hypokalemia (low potassium).
• The glucose level is high but is not associated with the use of ticlopidine. The hemoglobin level listed is within normal limits
Normal lab values are as follows:
Neutrophils: 2,500 - 8,000 cells/mm³ (55-70%)
Hemoglobin: 14 - 18 g/dl (male), 12 - 16 g/dl (female)
Glucose: 70 - 110 mg/dl (fasting), ≥ 200 (casual)
Potassium: 3.5 - 5.0 mEq/L