RONEM 1000MG INJECTION

Injection
MRP:Rs. 1033.33 for 1 vial(s) (1 injection each)
1
Report Error

Composition

Meropenem(1000 mg)

SALT INFORMATION

Meropenem(1000 mg)

Uses

Meropenem 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

Meropenem 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

Inflammation and pain at the site of injection, Raised, Increased blood platelets, Tingling, Fungal infection in mouth and vagina, Creatinine, Abnormal blood counts, Nausea, Pale red, Numbness, Increased level of bilirubin, Burning of skin paresthesia, Urea in blood, Headache, Itching of skin, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Diarrhea, Rash, Pricking, Itchy skin rash

SUBSTITUTES

76 Substitutes
Sorted By
RelevancePrice
  • MERONEM 1000MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Astra Zeneca
    Rs. 2733/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 2733
    pay 164% more per injection
  • MEROTEC 1000MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Zuventus Healthcare Ltd
    Rs. 699/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 699
    save 32% more per injection
  • MEROCRIT 1000MG INJECTION
    (5 ml injection in vial)
    Cipla Ltd
    Rs. 539/ml of injection
    Injection
    Rs. 2695
    save 48% more per ml of injection
  • MEROBAX 1000MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 969/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 969
    save 6% more per injection
  • MEROZA 1000MG INJECTION
    (1 ml injection in vial)
    ZYDUS CADILA
    Rs. 2704.82/ml of injection
    Injection
    Rs. 2704.82
    pay 162% more per ml of injection

Expert advice

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

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.


Content on this page was last updated on 29 April, 2016, by Dr. Khoobsurat Najma (Senior Content Writer)