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Composition for MERIWOK

Meropenem(1000 mg)

food interaction for MERIWOK

alcohol interaction for MERIWOK

pregnancy interaction for MERIWOK

lactation interaction for MERIWOK

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Meriwok 1000mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Meriwok 1000mg injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown no adverse effect on the fetus, but there is no human studies or animal studies have shown an adverse effect that was not confirmed in human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Meropenem(1000 mg)


Meriwok 1000mg injection is used to treat bacterial infections of lung (pneumonia), brain (meningitis), urinary tract, abdomen, blood, skin and soft tissue. It is also used to treat lung and bronchial infections and infections during or after delivery. It may be used in the management of reduced white blood cells (neutropenic) patients with fever.

How it works

Meriwok 1000mg injection belongs to a group of medicines called carbapenem beta-lactam antibiotics. It kills bacteria by inhibiting bacterial cell wall (outer coating of bacteria) formation. As a result, the bacterial cell wall is weakened and ruptures, thereby killing the bacteria.

Common side effects

Nausea, Numbness, Pale red skin, Itchy rash, Rash, Abdominal pain, Abnormal blood cell count, Application site pain, Application site inflammation, Burning sensation, Diarrhoea, Fungal infection of mouth, Fungal infection of vagina, Headache, Increased bilirubin in the blood, Increased blood platelets, Itching, Pricking sensation, Tingling sensation, Increased blood urea, Vomiting


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Expert advice for MERIWOK

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 MERIWOK


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.


Content on this page was last updated on 29 March, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)