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Review: Vancomycin and Meropenem

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Vancomycin and Meropenem. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,629 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Vancomycin hydrochloride (what 2,400 Vancomycin Hydrochloride users reported?) has active ingredients of vancomycin hydrochloride. It is used in mrsa infection.

Meropenem (what 4,985 Meropenem users reported?) has active ingredients of meropenem. It is used in infection.

On Aug, 27, 2014: 1,629 people who take Vancomycin Hydrochloride, Meropenem are studied

Vancomycin Hydrochloride, Meropenem outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Vancomycin Hydrochloride (vancomycin hydrochloride)
- Meropenem (meropenem)

Drug effectiveness over time :

n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
PneumoniaPyrexiaAsthenian/an/an/an/aPyrexia
PyrexiaToxic Epidermal NecrolysisContusionSepsis
SepsisMulti-organ FailureDepressed Level Of ConsciousnessMulti-organ Failure
DiarrhoeaInfectionAbnormal Loss Of WeightPneumonia
Febrile NeutropeniaPneumoniaTremorRespiratory Failure
NeutropeniaRespiratory FailureHypotension
Multi-organ FailureDiarrhoeaRenal Failure Acute
Platelet Count DecreasedEngraft FailureNeutropenia
Disseminated Intravascular CoagulationCystitis HaemorrhagicDiarrhoea
Respiratory FailurePlatelet Count DecreasedAlanine Aminotransferase Increased

Drug effectiveness by gender :

n/a

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
PyrexiaPyrexia
DiarrhoeaSepsis
NeutropeniaPneumonia
Multi-organ FailureMulti-organ Failure
PneumoniaRespiratory Failure
SepsisHypotension
Pleural EffusionFebrile Neutropenia
Febrile NeutropeniaRenal Failure
Respiratory FailureAspartate Aminotransferase Increased
Renal Failure AcuteRenal Failure Acute

Drug effectiveness by age :

n/a

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
PyrexiaPyrexiaPyrexiaPyrexiaPyrexiaDiarrhoeaPneumoniaPneumonia
Respiratory FailureRespiratory FailureNeutropeniaHypotensionSepsisFebrile NeutropeniaSepsisSepsis
Multi-organ FailureAtelectasisDiarrhoeaRespiratory FailurePulmonary EmbolismNeutropeniaRespiratory FailurePyrexia
Cardiac FailurePancreatitisPneumoniaVenoocclusive Liver DiseaseNeutropeniaDisseminated Intravascular CoagulationRenal Failure AcuteRenal Failure Acute
Respiratory ArrestDiarrhoeaPancytopeniaMulti-organ FailureHypotensionPyrexiaPyrexiaMulti-organ Failure
Alanine Aminotransferase IncreasedCytomegalovirus InfectionFebrile NeutropeniaRenal FailureStevens Johnson SyndromePleural EffusionPancytopeniaFebrile Neutropenia
SepsisEpidermal NecrolysisRespiratory FailureGastrointestinal HaemorrhageEpidermal NecrolysisAbdominal PainMulti-organ FailureRespiratory Failure
ChloromaNeutropeniaRenal FailureInfectionPruritusMulti-organ FailureThrombocytopeniaAspartate Aminotransferase Increased
ArrhythmiaFebrile NeutropeniaAcute Lymphocytic LeukaemiaStaphylococcal SepsisAcute Circulatory FailureIntestinal IschaemiaAnaemiaDiarrhoea
HypertensionSomnolenceHypertensionNeutropeniaBlisterAbdominal SepsisSeptic ShockAlanine Aminotransferase Increased

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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- group for people who take Vancomycin and Meropenem
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Can you answer these questions (what is this?):

  • How long did the hives/itching eyes last?
    had back to back allergic reactions to iv abx - after clinda (april 2014) developed sjs - still having hives around my eyes, watering, and severe itching. have been on 4x dose zyrtec, prn benadryl. when will this go away?

  • How do i get rid of this red man syndrome
    This all started March 12th when I had to go in and take the knee out and put in a concrete spacer and I had a pick line and I was getting vancomycin which started this condition called Red Man Syndrome, its a Horrible rash and I think its going away and then it re appears I Need Help Please.

  • Does mrsa affect your memory and thought process
    Level 10 pain almost constant. Nothing seems to help. I am hospitalized now going on a month

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Vancomycin Hydrochloride (vancomycin hydrochloride) is often used to treat mrsa infection. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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