Review: could Meropenem cause Thrombocytopenia?


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 5,403 people who have side effects while taking Meropenem from FDA and social media. Among them, 459 have Thrombocytopenia. Find out below who they are, when they have Thrombocytopenia and more.

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Meropenem has active ingredients of meropenem. It is often used in pneumonia. (latest outcomes from Meropenem 5,626 users)


Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood) has been reported by people with death, acute kidney failure, drug ineffective, pancytopenia, sepsis (latest reports from 104,628 Thrombocytopenia patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

5,403 people reported to have side effects when taking Meropenem.
Among them, 459 people (8.5%) have Thrombocytopenia

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Meropenem cause Thrombocytopenia?

Time on Meropenem when people have Thrombocytopenia *:

  • < 1 month: 94.51 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 5.06 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.42 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Thrombocytopenia when taking Meropenem *:

  • female: 45.23 %
  • male: 54.77 %

Age of people who have Thrombocytopenia when taking Meropenem *:

  • 0-1: 1.22 %
  • 2-9: 2.93 %
  • 10-19: 4.16 %
  • 20-29: 6.36 %
  • 30-39: 3.67 %
  • 40-49: 11.98 %
  • 50-59: 13.45 %
  • 60+: 56.23 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Prophylaxis (70 people)
  • Pneumonia (37 people)
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia (29 people)
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (27 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (27 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vancomycin (104 people)
  • Fluconazole (67 people)
  • Lasix (59 people)
  • Allopurinol (58 people)
  • Acyclovir (53 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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