What is Meropenem?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Merrem

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Meropenem is an antibiotic, it is used for the treatment of intra-abdominal infections, bacterial meningitis and skin infections.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Cystic fibrosis 3 2
Bacterial meningitis 1 1
Burkholderia cepacia infection 1 0
Cystic fibrosis exacerbation 1 0
Neutropenia (low neutrophils) 1 1

Show all 6 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Meropenem

Side effect Patients
Fever 1
Itchy skin 1
Pain in veins during infusion 1
Skin rash 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Meropenem

Dosage Patients
1 g daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Meropenem

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 7
Doctor's advice 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 9 patients who've stopped taking Meropenem

Duration

Currently taking Meropenem

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Meropenem

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 7
1 - 6 months 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 5
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2 patient evaluations for Meropenem

Nov 28, 2012 (Started Nov 27, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for neutropenia (low neutrophils))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 g Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 16, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Lyme disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
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