Meropenem Vial Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

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COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Anemia

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Skin Rash
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Head Pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Condition Where The Body Is Unable To Maintain Adequate Blood Flow Called Shock
  • Apnea, A Breathing Interruption
  • Reactions At The Site Of The Injection

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Painful, Red Or Swollen Tongue
  • Itching
  • Thrush

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Blockage Of The Bile Duct That Resulting In High Bilirubin Levels
  • A Clot In The Lung
  • A Heart Attack
  • A High Alanine Transaminase Level
  • A High Aspartate Transaminase Level
  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • A Skin Ulcer
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • A Type Of Blood Disorder Where The Red Blood Cells Burst Called Hemolytic Anemia
  • A Type Of Significant Allergic Skin Reaction Called DRESS Syndrome
  • A Type Of Skin Disorder Called Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Asthma
  • Bleeding Of The Stomach Or Intestines
  • Blocked Bowels With Decreased Peristaltic Movement
  • Complete Stoppage Of The Heart
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Decreased Oxygen In The Tissues Or Blood
  • Diarrhea From An Infection With Clostridium Difficile Bacteria
  • Erythema Multiforme, A Type Of Allergic Skin Reaction
  • Escape Of Fluid Into The Lungs
  • Fainting
  • Fast Heartbeat
  • Fluid In The Lungs
  • Heart Failure
  • High Amount Of Bilirubin In The Blood
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Hives
  • Kidney Failure
  • Liver Failure
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Low Levels Of A Type Of White Blood Cell Called Neutrophils
  • Low Levels Of White Blood Cells
  • Nontraumatic Hemoperitoneum, A Type Of Bleeding Inside The Abdomen
  • Nosebleed
  • Seizures
  • Slow Heartbeat
  • Thrombophlebitis, An Inflamed Vein Due To A Blood Clot
  • Very Low Levels Of Granulocytes, A Type Of White Blood Cell

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Agitation
  • An Infection Due To The Fungus Candida
  • Backache
  • Black Tarry Stools
  • Chest Pain
  • Cough
  • Delirium
  • Difficult Or Painful Urination
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fever
  • Fluid Overload
  • Fluid Retention In The Legs, Feet, Arms Or Hands
  • Gas
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Hallucinations
  • Indigestion
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Involuntary Leakage Of Urine
  • Nervousness
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Pain
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Swelling Of The Abdomen
  • Trouble Breathing

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