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Review: could Meropenem cause Thrombocytopenia?

Summary: Thrombocytopenia is found among people who take Meropenem, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Cyclophosphamide, and have Infection.

We study 4,978 people who have side effects while taking Meropenem from FDA and social media. Among them, 217 have Thrombocytopenia. Find out below who they are, when they have Thrombocytopenia and more.

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Meropenem

Meropenem has active ingredients of meropenem. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from 4,986 Meropenem users)

Thrombocytopenia

Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, high blood pressure, preventive health care, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, pain. (latest reports from 57,595 Thrombocytopenia patients)

On Feb, 12, 2015: 4,978 people reported to have side effects when taking Meropenem. Among them, 219 people (4.40%) have Thrombocytopenia.

Trend of Thrombocytopenia in Meropenem reports

Time on Meropenem when people have Thrombocytopenia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Thrombocytopenia98.48%1.52%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Thrombocytopenia when taking Meropenem * :

FemaleMale
Thrombocytopenia49.29%50.71%

Age of people who have Thrombocytopenia when taking Meropenem * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Thrombocytopenia2.31%1.92%2.69%3.85%4.62%24.23%13.85%46.54%

Severity of Thrombocytopenia when taking Meropenem ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Thrombocytopenia0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Thrombocytopenia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Thrombocytopenia0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Infection (56 people, 25.57%)
  2. Pancreatic carcinoma metastatic (49 people, 22.37%)
  3. Sepsis (39 people, 17.81%)
  4. Neutropenic sepsis (39 people, 17.81%)
  5. Prophylaxis (29 people, 13.24%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Cyclophosphamide (58 people, 26.48%)
  2. Teicoplanin (57 people, 26.03%)
  3. Proleukin (50 people, 22.83%)
  4. Vancomycin (48 people, 21.92%)
  5. Fludarabine (46 people, 21.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    patient was on transdermal scop d - 3 day patch due to vomiting for several days, the patient was also started on meropenem. Prior to the medication the patient was walking with assistance and or with walker. Suddenly the patient could not walk, had to be lifted to bedside commode and when doing so, legs just hung without movement and feet were in dropped position. The day before PT noticed that the feet were overlapping each other when trying to walk with walker and legs very shaky and week. Patient became very confused, and talking about objects, people and situations that did not exist or happen.
  • How often does thromboyctopenia occur?
    73 year old patient with thrombocytopenia of unknown origin. He has failed Rituxin treatments and initial therapy with steroids has actually caused his platelets to lower. Requesting to see if his current medications may be the culprit.
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