Has anyone here ever been advised to cut back on Plaquenil dose because of low white blood count and low Neutrophil count?
I saw a new Rheumy last week. He ran CBC. When these counts came back low (which the white count always does) he wanted me to cut my AM dose in half. I refused and he said that with the neutrophil also being low he was concerned I could be at risk for infection.
I have several docs looking at my white blood count and none of them are concerned that it's low due to the plaquenil. But none of them run the neutrophils.
I sent all the results of this recent to my hematologist and he said I should be fine on my current dose so I'm staying on it.
Just wondering if anyone has been advised to lower dose due to a low white blood count.