Meropenem side effects - from FDA reports


In this review, we analyze Meropenem side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Meropenem. The review is based on 11,937 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Meropenem

Meropenem has active ingredients of meropenem. (latest outcomes from Meropenem 11,971 users)


On Nov, 13, 2018

11,937 people who take Meropenem are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Meropenem side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Pneumonia
  • White blood cell count decreased
  • Pyrexia (fever)
1 - 6 months:
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)
  • Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
  • Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
6 - 12 months:
  • Respiratory distress (difficulty in breathing)
  • Asthenia (weakness)
  • Drug hypersensitivity
  • Low birth weight baby
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
1 - 2 years:
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Subdural haematoma (blood collects between the skull and the surface of the brain)
2 - 5 years:
  • White blood cell count decreased
  • Pneumonia
5 - 10 years:

n/a

10+ years:
  • Vitamin d decreased
not specified:
  • Drug ineffective
  • Septic shock (shock due to blood infection)
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)

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Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis (a rare, life-threatening skin condition that is usually caused by a reaction to drugs causes wide spread skin destruction)
male:
  • Drug ineffective
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Pancytopenia (medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets)
  • White blood cell count increased
  • Death

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Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • Pancytopenia (medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Septic shock (shock due to blood infection)
  • Hepatic function abnormal
  • Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
2-9:
  • Drug ineffective
  • White blood cell count decreased
  • Bone marrow failure
  • Vomiting
  • Pyrexia (fever)
10-19:
  • Drug ineffective
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
  • Transaminases increased
  • Vomiting
20-29:
  • Anaphylactic reaction (serious allergic reaction)
  • Enterocolitis (inflammation of the digestive tract, involving enteritis of the small intestine and colitis of the colon)
  • Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)
  • Rash
  • Wound dehiscence
30-39:
  • Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Liver function test abnormal
  • White blood cell count decreased
  • Stevens-johnson syndrome (an immune-complex-mediated hypersensitivity disorder. it ranges from mild skin and mucous membrane lesions to a severe)
40-49:
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis (a rare, life-threatening skin condition that is usually caused by a reaction to drugs causes wide spread skin destruction)
  • Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Pyrexia (fever)
50-59:
  • Drug ineffective
  • Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Septic shock (shock due to blood infection)
  • Pneumonia
60+:
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Pneumonia
  • Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
  • Septic shock (shock due to blood infection)
  • Drug ineffective

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study

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