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Carbapen M 1000mg Injection


Overview

Introduction

Carbapen M 1000mg Injection is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. It is used to treat severe infections of the skin, lungs, stomach, urinary tract, blood and brain (eg. meningitis). It works by killing the bacteria that cause these problems. However, it will not treat a viral infection.

Carbapen M 1000mg Injection is commonly used to treat critically ill patients admitted to the hospital. This medicine is given by drip/infusion or by direct injection into a vein, under the supervision of a healthcare professional. The dose depends on what type of infection you have, where it is in the body and how serious it is. You should have your injections at the same time each day to get the most benefit and you should keep on taking this medicine for as long as you are prescribed it, even if your symptoms quickly improve. If you stop taking it too early the infection may return or worsen.

Some people may develop side effects like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rash or local redness and swelling at the site of injection. These side effects are usually temporary and go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if these side effects bother you or do not go away.

Before starting treatment with this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have epilepsy (seizures), liver or kidney problems or if you are allergic to any antibiotic. While using it, you may be advised blood tests to monitor your blood cell count and kidney function. This medicine is generally regarded as safe to use in pregnancy and breastfeeding if prescribed by your doctor.

Uses of Carbapen M Injection

Side effects of Carbapen M Injection

Common
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Rash

How to use Carbapen M Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Carbapen M Injection works

Carbapen M 1000mg Injection is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Carbapen M 1000mg Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Carbapen M 1000mg Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Carbapen M 1000mg Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Carbapen M 1000mg Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Carbapen M 1000mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Carbapen M 1000mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Carbapen M 1000mg Injection is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Carbapen M 1000mg Injection is recommended.

What if you forget to take Carbapen M Injection?

If you miss a dose of Carbapen M 1000mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Carbapen M 1000mg Injection is an antibiotic that's usually only given in the hospital for serious infections.
  • Inform your doctor if you are allergic to penicillin or if you are taking any seizure medication before starting treatment with this medication.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Inform your doctor if you develop severe stomach pain or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Your doctor may monitor your kidney function , and blood count while you are having treatment with this medication.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Carbapen M with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Valkid, Valprosh, Cylenc SV
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Patient Concerns

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I,m 9 weeks pregnant and doing rest at home.since my pregnancy is confirmed, we didn't do sex but now a days I want to do it,what can we do to satisfy me.Is it safe to do by hand or can he touch my breasts or not.can he do orally in my lower part as he likes it.
Dr. Megha Tuli
Gynaecologist
Hi PATIENT to 1mgdoctors. Congratulations on your good news. Oral sex is not advisable as your vagina is prone to infections during pregnancy. Sex as such should be avoided till atleast 13 weeks. However if you wish you go have gently intercourse or a good foreplay to satisfy your urge. Good luck!
I'm past 16yrs to suffering with diabetic and B.P. intial stages doctors suggested for glucobay50mg and vitamin tablets and Zilos50mg for Bp.after three years again my sugar level not controlled so, medicines power increased same tablets. Again two years not controlled sugar levals. So, I have changed for diabetic specialist doctor.He recommended for prandial M.0.3 twice a day and methilda plus for vitamin and ZilosAMfor bp.After two years again doctor increased for insulin for Human mixed for M:30p.E:20.p.and tablets same as follows. After two years again my sugar levals not in my controlled. So,I'm changed medicine Homeopathy medicine but not in use.again Aurvethic and Ciddha,Herbal medicines.But no any use.Again I come to allopathic tablets for Glycomet Gp-1.And Insugin 30/70 for 50.pfor per day and TellybayAM for Bp.to continues till date.Now Governments sublimentory tablets announced for AYUSH 82 Now past 20days I have taking with allopathic tablets.Now my sugar levels 325 not reduced sugar levels without food .last year Urinary infections problems start so, Doctor recommend for Urimaxo.4mg one tablet for bed times. So,Please sir At any Have my sugar level should be controlled with your treatment.when will the treatment started please inform me. My Mobile number:09486539789.E.Mail:[email protected] THANK YOU. I'M A.PALANIVEL.EX-Army from Salem.TamilNadu.
Dr. Ashwin Porwal
Diabetes Specialist
can you please clear me finally on which medicines you are and on what time you take them and in which dose you take themplus don't try these herbal or ayurvedic medicines they won't help at all
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FAQs

Q. My friend has a history of epilepsy and she was on valproic acid while receiving treatment with Carbapen M, still she had an episode of seizure. Why?

Your friend should have communicated to the doctor that she was receiving valproic acid for epilepsy. Carbapen M interferes with the working of valproic acid, making it less effective. This is the reason that she had an episode of seizure. Generally, in cases like these, the doctor prescribes a different medicine.

Q. Even though Carbapen M is used for skin infections, can it cause any skin-related problems?

Serious skin reactions are rare, but some have been reported with the use of Carbapen M. Inform your doctor before starting Carbapen M if you are allergic to any medicine or antibiotic. These serious skin reactions are type of allergic reactions, but they can endanger life. So, if you notice any rash along with fever or peeling of the skin, you should alert your doctor who will immediately discontinue Carbapen M.

Q. Is Carbapen M a strong antibiotic? Which infections does it treat?

Carbapen M is a broad-spectrum antibiotic. This means that it is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. It is used to treat infection affecting the lungs (pneumonia) and complicated infections of the urinary tract, abdomen, and skin and soft tissue infections. It also treats bacterial infection of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord (meningitis) and infections that occur during or after delivery.

Q. Is Carbapen M effective against bacteria only? Can it be used for any type of bacterial infection?

Yes, Carbapen M is effective against bacteria only but not all bacteria. It is not effective against virus or fungal infections. Carbapen M is effective against some bacteria which include Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, S. pyogenes, S. viridans group, etc. Carbapen M should only be used to treat or prevent infections against which it is effective.

Q. My cousin was receiving Carbapen M for severe skin infection when she had a fit and Carbapen M was stopped. Was the fit due to Carbapen M?

Seizures or fits have been reported with the use of Carbapen M. However, fits are more likely to occur in patients with a history of seizures or a brain lesion (wound, ulcer, abscess, or tumor) or patients having bacterial meningitis or compromised kidney function.

Q. For how long will I need to take Carbapen M?

The length of the treatment will be decided by your doctor, depending on your general health, the type of infection you have and how well you respond to Carbapen M.

Q. What if Carbapen M does not suit me?

It is common to have minor side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and headache but generally these settle down. If the side effects bother you, tell your doctor immediately. The doctor will give you an alternative medicine. Serious side effects are very rare. In case you develop serious side effects, seek immediate medical advice.

Q. Does it matter if I miss or stop Carbapen M?

It is important that you do not stop the treatment without consulting your doctor. Stopping the treatment may bring back the infection or you may develop resistance to Carbapen M. The same applies if you are forgetful in taking the suggested doses. It is recommended that you do not miss doses. If you do, take the missed dose as soon as you can and take the next dose as planned so that you stick to the same overall daily dose.

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