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MERO 500MG INJECTION

Injection
MRP: Rs. 378.50 for 1 vial(s) (1 injection each)
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Composition for MERO

Meropenem(500 mg)

food interaction for MERO

alcohol interaction for MERO

pregnancy interaction for MERO

lactation interaction for MERO

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Mero 500mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Mero 500mg 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.

SALT INFORMATION for MERO

Meropenem(500 mg)

Uses

Mero 500mg injection is used in serious bacterial infections.

How it works

Mero 500mg 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, 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 MERO

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 MERO

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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Content on this page was last updated on 26 July, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)