Zaxter 125mg Injection

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Alkem Laboratories Ltd

Composition for Zaxter 125mg Injection

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Primarily used for

Serious bacterial infections
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1 ml in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Zaxter Injection

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Uses of Zaxter Injection

Zaxter 125mg Injection is used in serious bacterial infections
It is used in infections of various body parts like skin and soft tissues, urinary tract, blood, brain and lungs (pneumonia).
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Side effects of Zaxter Injection

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Seizure.

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How to use Zaxter Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Zaxter Injection works

Zaxter 125mg injection is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming their own protective covering which is required for their survival in the human body.

In Depth Information on Zaxter Injection

Expert advice for Zaxter Injection

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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Zaxter 125mg Injection
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Zaxter 125mg 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.
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Lactation
Zaxter 125mg Injection is probably safe to use during lactat
ion. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
It is not known whether Zaxter 125mg Injection alters the ab
ility to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Zaxter 125mg Injection should be used with caution in patien
ts with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zaxter 125mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
SAFE
Zaxter 125mg Injection is safe to use in patients with liver
disease. No dose adjustment of Zaxter 125mg Injection is recommended.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Diovat XR 250mg Tablet, Diovat XR 500mg Tablet, Epsoval 300mg Tablet XR, Doncorate 250mg Tablet ER

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Meropenem, please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Zaxter 125mg Injection

Frequently asked questions for 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
Zaxter is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Yes, Zaxter 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
Zaxter may be nephrotoxic, vesicant, and may cause thrombocytopenia. Please consult your doctor if you experience these side effects
Zaxter 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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