Could Meropenem cause Thrombocytopenia - from FDA reports


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 Fluconazole, and have Preventive health care . We study 8,079 people who have side effects while taking Meropenem from FDA. Among them, 611 have Thrombocytopenia. Find out below who they are, when they have Thrombocytopenia and more.

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Thrombocytopenia

Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, hepatitis c, preventive health care, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 135,167 Thrombocytopenia patients).

On Dec, 23, 2016

8,079 people reported to have side effects when taking Meropenem.
Among them, 611 people (7.56%) have Thrombocytopenia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Meropenem cause Thrombocytopenia?

Time on Meropenem when people have Thrombocytopenia *:

  • < 1 month: 94.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 4.81 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.69 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Thrombocytopenia when taking Meropenem *:

  • female: 43.03 %
  • male: 56.97 %

Age of people who have Thrombocytopenia when taking Meropenem *:

  • 0-1: 2.01 %
  • 2-9: 2.75 %
  • 10-19: 4.21 %
  • 20-29: 6.04 %
  • 30-39: 4.76 %
  • 40-49: 10.26 %
  • 50-59: 14.65 %
  • 60+: 55.31 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Preventive Health Care (93 people, 15.22%)
  • Pneumonia (53 people, 8.67%)
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (39 people, 6.38%)
  • Infection (35 people, 5.73%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (33 people, 5.40%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (71 people, 11.62%)
  • Fluconazole (71 people, 11.62%)
  • Allopurinol (62 people, 10.15%)
  • Acyclovir (55 people, 9.00%)
  • Prednisolone (54 people, 8.84%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Anaemia (140 people, 22.91%)
  • Fever (124 people, 20.29%)
  • White Blood Cell Count Decreased (107 people, 17.51%)
  • Agranulocytosis (95 people, 15.55%)
  • Pneumonia (81 people, 13.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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