Mepem 500 mg Injection


Overview

Uses of Mepem Injection
Mepem 500 mg Injection is used in severe bacterial infections. It is used in infections of various body parts like skin and soft tissues, urinary tract, blood, brain and lungs (pneumonia).
Mepem Injection side effects
Common
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
How to use Mepem Injection
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Mepem Injection works
Mepem 500 mg Injection is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering which is needed for them to survive.
Mepem Injection related warnings
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Mepem 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.
Lactation
Mepem 500 mg Injection is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
It is not known whether Mepem 500 mg Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Mepem 500 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Mepem 500 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE
Mepem 500 mg Injection is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Mepem 500 mg Injection is recommended.
What if you miss a dose of Mepem Injection?
If you miss a dose of Mepem 500 mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

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  • Your doctor has prescribed Mepem 500 mg Injection to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • It may cause diarrhea and loose bowel movements. Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated and inform your doctor if it becomes persistent or contains blood or mucus.
  • Discontinue Mepem 500 mg Injection and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing. 
  • Your doctor may monitor your liver function while taking this medication.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. 

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Mepem with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Develpin, Epsoval, Glarikot
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Valkid, Valprosh, Cylenc SV
SERIOUS

FAQs

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 Mepem safe?
Mepem is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Mepem dialyzable?
Yes, Mepem 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 Mepem nephrotoxic, vesicant or cause thrombocytopenia?
Mepem may be nephrotoxic, vesicant, and may cause thrombocytopenia. Please consult your doctor if you experience these side effects
Q. What organisms does Mepem cover?
Mepem 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.
Related Lab Tests
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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