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MEROPENEM 1GM INJECTION

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Rs.502.06for 1 vial(s) (1 injection each)
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Composition FOR MEROPENEM

Meropenem(1gm)

food interaction for MEROPENEM

alcohol interaction for MEROPENEM

pregnancy interaction for MEROPENEM

lactation interaction for MEROPENEM

medicine interaction for MEROPENEM

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
medicine
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Meropenem 1gm injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Meropenem 1gm 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.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR MEROPENEM

    Meropenem(1gm)

    Uses

    Meropenem 1gm injection is used in serious bacterial infections

    How it works

    Meropenem 1gm 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

    COMMON DOSAGE FOR MEROPENEM 1GM INJECTION

    Patients taking MEROPENEM 1GM INJECTION

    • 44%
      Thrice A Day
    • 33%
      Once A Day
    • 22%
      Twice A Day

    SUBSTITUTES FOR MEROPENEM

    6 Substitutes
    6 Substitutes
    Sorted By
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    • MEROTROL 1GM INJECTION
      (1 injection in vial)
      Lupin Ltd
      Rs. 988/injection
      Injection
      Rs. 988
      pay 97% more per injection
    • MEROMAC 1 GM INJECTION
      (1 injection in vial)
      Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      Rs. 592/injection
      Injection
      Rs. 592
      pay 18% more per injection
    • VALUPENEM 1000 MG INJECTION
      (2 ML injection in vial)
      Abbott India Ltd
      Rs. 399.50/ML of injection
      generic_icon
      Rs. 799
      save 20% more per ML of injection
    • KITPENEM 1GM INJECTION
      (1 ML injection in vial)
      Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      Rs. 809.52/ML of injection
      generic_icon
      Rs. 809.52
      pay 61% more per ML of injection
    • MEROSURE 1GM INJECTION
      (1 injection in vial)
      Alkem Laboratories Ltd
      Rs. 600/injection
      Injection
      Rs. 600
      pay 20% more per injection

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    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.

    Frequently asked questions FOR MEROPENEM

    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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    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 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)