Emstar S 1000 mg/500 mg Injection

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Composition for Emstar S 1000 mg/500 mg Injection

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Primarily used for

Serious bacterial infections, Bacterial infections
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Medicine Overview of Emstar S 1000 mg/500 mg Injection

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Uses of Meropenem

Meropenem 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).
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Side effects of Meropenem

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Seizure.

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How to use Meropenem

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

How Emstar S 1000 mg/500 mg Injection works

Meropenem 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.
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Uses of Sulbactam

Sulbactam is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
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Side effects of Sulbactam

Common

Vomiting, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Jaundice, Abnormal liver function tests, Allergic reaction, Hives, Redness of skin, Ankle swelling, Limb swelling, Difficulty in swalloing, Shortness of breath, Facial swelling, Skin swelling, Tongue swelling, Throat swelling, Injection site bruising, Injection site bleeding, Stomach cramp, Wheezing.

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How to use Sulbactam

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

How Emstar S 1000 mg/500 mg Injection works

Sulbactam blocks the action of the enzymes produced by bacteria to inactivate the antibiotics.

In Depth Information on Emstar S 1000 mg/500 mg Injection

Expert advice for Meropenem

Meropenem is given as an injection directly into a vein by a doctor or nurse using water for injections or a suitable infusion fluid. Do not start or continue the meropenem and consult your doctor:
  • If you have kidney or liver problems.
  • If you have a history of seizures or central nervous system problems (e.g. brain lesions).
  • If you experience severe and persistent diarrhea after taking antibiotics.
  • If you are taking other drugs like probenecid, valproic acid, or oral anticoagulants like warfarin.
  • If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.

Expert advice for Sulbactam

  • It is preferentially given as an injection directly into a vein or into a muscle but tablet form is also available.
  • Tell the doctor if you have diabetes and regularly check your urine for sugar level; ampicillin and sulbactam may cause false positive results.
  • Do not start or continue the sulbactam and consult your doctor: If you have asthma, runny nose due to allergy (hay fever), or kidney or gastrointestinal disease especially inflammation of large intestine (colitis), If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding or become pregnant while taking ampicillin and sulbactam.
Warnings
Special precautions for Emstar S 1000 mg/500 mg Injection
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Emstar S 1000 mg/500 mg Injection 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.
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Lactation
Emstar S 1000 mg/500 mg Injection is probably safe to use du
ring lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
It is not known whether Emstar S 1000 mg/500 mg Injection al
ters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Emstar S 1000 mg/500 mg Injection should be used with cautio
n in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Emstar S 1000 mg/500 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Emstar
S 1000 mg/500 mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Emstar S 1000 mg/500 mg Injection

Frequently asked questions for Meropenem

Q. Is meropenem a penicillin, cephalosporin, or beta lactam drug?
Meropenem is not a penicillin or cephalosporin drug. It is a carbapenem beta-lactam antibiotic
Q. Is Meropenem safe?
Meropenem is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Meropenem dialyzable?
Yes, Meropenem is dialyzable
Q. Is meropenem compatible with vancomycin, or potassium?
Meropenem may be compatible with potassium or vancomycin. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug
Q. Is Meropenem nephrotoxic, vesicant or cause thrombocytopenia?
Meropenem may be nephrotoxic, vesicant, and may cause thrombocytopenia. Please consult your doctor if you experience these side effects
Q. What organisms does Meropenem cover?
Meropenem is active against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, aerobes as well as anaerobes. It is effective against enterococcus, streptococcus, and methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA), but not effective against listeria or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
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Frequently asked questions for Sulbactam

Q. Is Sulbactam a sulfa (sulfonamide) drug?
Sulbactam does not contain sulfa. It is a semisynthetic beta lactamase Inhibitor
Q. What is Sulbactam sodium?
Sulbactam is a beta-lactamase inhibitor used as the sodium salt to increase the antibacterial activity of penicillins
Q. Is Sulbactam safe?
Sulbactam is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

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