Information about Meropenem
Meropenem is used in serious bacterial infections.
How meropenem works
Meropenem 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 of meropenem
Nausea, Vomiting, Seizure.
Available Medicine for Meropenem
- ₹1475 to ₹2733Astra Zeneca2 variant(s)
- ₹270 to ₹646Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹285 to ₹4200Cipla Ltd8 variant(s)
- ₹174 to ₹1286Zuventus Healthcare Ltd4 variant(s)
- ₹378Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹214 to ₹988Lupin Ltd4 variant(s)
- ₹1378 to ₹2705Zydus Cadila2 variant(s)
- ₹228 to ₹969Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd4 variant(s)
- ₹399 to ₹3600Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹1445 to ₹2772Sanofi India Ltd2 variant(s)
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
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.