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Dorikem 500mg Kit

Alkem Laboratories Ltd

Composition for Dorikem 500mg Injection

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Primary uses of Dorikem Injection

Serious bacterial infections
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Medicine Overview of Dorikem Injection


Uses of Dorikem Injection

Dorikem 500mg Kit is used in serious bacterial infections
It is used in infections of various body parts like skin and soft tissues, urinary tract, blood, brain and lungs (pneumonia).

Dorikem Injection side effects


Nausea, Vomiting, Seizure.


How to use Dorikem Injection

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

How Dorikem Injection works

Dorikem 500mg Kit is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming their own protective covering which is required for their survival in the human body.

In Depth Information on Dorikem Injection

Expert advice for Dorikem Injection

  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of seizures (fits) or are on medications for fits (like valproic acid). In case you experience seizures while on treatment consult your doctor immediately.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you develop severe skin rash, or diarrhea.
  • Evaluate if diarrhea occurs while on treatment as it can be life threatening resulting from Pseudomembranous colitis caused by Clostridium difficile.
  • Take doripenem medication for the full prescribed length even if you feel fine in order to help the infection get completely cleared.
  • Do not skip doses as this may increase your risk of further infections.
  • Do not take doripenem to treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
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Dorikem Injection related warnings
Special precautions for Dorikem Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Dorikem 500mg Kit is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Dorikem 500mg Kit is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
It is not known whether Dorikem 500mg Kit alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Dorikem 500mg Kit should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Dorikem 500mg Kit may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Dorikem 500mg Kit is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Dorikem 500mg Kit may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Dorikem Injection?uses

If you miss a dose of Dorikem 500mg Kit, please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Dorikem Injection

Frequently asked questions about Doripenem

Dorikem is used to treat complicated urinary tract infections including pyelonephritis (inflammation of kidney due to bacterial infections), and complicated bacterial infections of the abdomen. Dorikem is also used to treat some nosocomial infections (infections acquired in the hospital facility) such as nosocomial pneumonia
Yes, Dorikem is active against pseudomonas, but not against MRS
Dorikem belongs to class of medications called carbapenem antimicrobials. It works by arresting the bacterial cell wall synthesis resulting in bacterial cell death.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Taking Dorikem with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Dorikem with Sodium Valproate

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