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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 4,977 people who have side effects while taking Meropenem from FDA and social media. Among them, 219 have Thrombocytopenia. Find out below who they are, when they have Thrombocytopenia and more.

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Meropenem

Meropenem (latest outcomes from 4,985 users) has active ingredients of meropenem. It is often used in infection.

Trend of meropenem reports

Thrombocytopenia

Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood) (latest reports from 333,216 patients) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, high blood pressure, preventive health care, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, pain.

On Nov, 13, 2014: 4,977 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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