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 Vancomycin, and have Prophylaxis . We study 4,610 people who have side effects while taking Meropenem from FDA and social media. Among them, 532 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 pneumonia. (latest outcomes from Meropenem 4,609 users)

Thrombocytopenia

Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood) has been reported by people with hypotension, pleural effusion, acute kidney failure, sepsis, pancytopenia (latest reports from 95,087 Thrombocytopenia patients).

On Jul, 27, 2016

4,610 people reported to have side effects when taking Meropenem.
Among them, 532 people (11.54%) have Thrombocytopenia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Meropenem cause Thrombocytopenia?

Time on Meropenem when people have Thrombocytopenia *:

  • < 1 month: 96.66 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 2.74 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.61 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Thrombocytopenia when taking Meropenem *:

  • female: 48.94 %
  • male: 51.06 %

Age of people who have Thrombocytopenia when taking Meropenem *:

  • 0-1: 1.43 %
  • 2-9: 3.27 %
  • 10-19: 2.86 %
  • 20-29: 6.13 %
  • 30-39: 3.89 %
  • 40-49: 24.74 %
  • 50-59: 12.47 %
  • 60+: 45.19 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Prophylaxis (59 people)
  • Pneumonia (35 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (27 people)
  • Sepsis (23 people)
  • Infection (23 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vancomycin (74 people)
  • Fluconazole (55 people)
  • Allopurinol (54 people)
  • Lasix (47 people)
  • Prednisolone (46 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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