Meropenem + Sulbactam

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Meropenem + Sulbactam Uses

Meropenem+Sulbactam is used in the treatment of severe bacterial infections.

How Meropenem + Sulbactam works

Meropenem + Sulbactam is a combination of two medicines: Meropenem and Sulbactam. Meropenem is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria in the human body. Sulbactam is a beta-lactamase inhibitor which blocks the action of enzymes produced by bacteria to inactivate Meropenem . Addition of Sulbactam reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Meropenem against bacteria.

Common side effects of Meropenem + Sulbactam

Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Headache, Rash
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Last updated
07 Apr 2021 | 06:07 AM (UTC)

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Expert advice for Meropenem + Sulbactam

  • Meropenem + Sulbactam is given as an injection under the supervision of a doctor only.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • It may cause dizziness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how medicine affects you.
  • It is advisable to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water to overcome medicine side effects.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medication as it can enhance the dizziness.
  • Discontinue Meropenem + Sulbactam and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.


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