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Composition FOR LAPENEM

Meropenem(1000 mg)

food interaction for LAPENEM

alcohol interaction for LAPENEM

pregnancy interaction for LAPENEM

lactation interaction for LAPENEM

medicine interaction for LAPENEM

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
medicine
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Lapenem injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Lapenem 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.
PROBABLY SAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • SERIOUS INTERACTION
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR LAPENEM

    Meropenem(1000 mg)

    Uses

    Lapenem injection is used in serious bacterial infections

    How it works

    Lapenem injection is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.

    Common side effects

    Nausea, Vomiting, Seizure

    SUBSTITUTES FOR LAPENEM

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      Rs. 2733/injection
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    • MEROTEC 1000MG INJECTION
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      Zuventus Healthcare Ltd
      Rs. 699/injection
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    • MEROCRIT 1000MG INJECTION
      (5 ML injection in vial)
      Cipla Ltd
      Rs. 622.50/ML of injection
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      Rs. 3112.50
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    • MEROBAX 1000MG INJECTION
      (1 injection in vial)
      Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      Rs. 969/injection
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      Rs. 969
      save 27% more per injection
    • MEROZA 1000 MG INJECTION
      (1 ML injection in vial)
      Zydus Cadila
      Rs. 2704.82/ML of injection
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      Rs. 2704.82
      pay 103% more per ML of injection

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    Expert advice FOR LAPENEM

    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.

    Frequently asked questions FOR LAPENEM

    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

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    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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    Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)