MEROPENEM

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Merrem

GENERIC NAME(S): MEROPENEM

 

Description: Meropenem is a synthetic carbapenem β-lactam antibiotic that inhibits the growth of bacteria.

  • Bacterial infection treatment
  • Known as a carbapenem-type antibiotic

How to use meropenem intravenous

  • Always refer to your doctors instructions before taking this medication. Duration and dosage will be determined by your medical condition and its response to the medication. Make sure to take this medication in the prescribed amount and time period even after symptoms disappear. Discontinuing the medication before completion of treatment may cause incomplete treatment of condition. If Symptoms persist, consult your doctor
  • Given by injection into a vein; usually three times a day or as directed by your physician;

Not available.

  • Minor side effects (if these symptoms persist or worsen, inform your doctor)
    • Swelling, redness, pain, or soreness at the injection site may occur
    • May also infrequently cause upset stomach, headache, nausea, vomiting, constipation, or diarrhea
  • Serious side effects (inform your doctor immediately)
    • easy bruising/bleeding, hearing changes (e.g., decreased hearing, ringing in the ears), mental/mood changes (e.g., confusion), swollen tongue, numb/tingling skin, seizures, unusual weakness
    • may rarely cause a severe intestinal condition (Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea)
      • persistent diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping, blood/mucus in your stool
  • may result in oral thrush or a new vaginal yeast infection
    • white patches in your mouth, a change in vaginal discharge, or other new symptoms.
  • Severe allergic reactions are rare. Get immediate medical help if you notice the following:
    • Rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing

Precautions

  • Inform your doctor
    • Allergy to the medication or to penicillins or cephalosporins or any allergies
    • Medical History of brain disorders (e.g., seizures, head injury, tumor), kidney disease, stomach/intestinal diseases (e.g., colitis).
  • May rarely cause headaches, numb/tingling skin, or seizures
  • Should only be used when there is a clear need during pregnancy as it may harm an unborn baby. If you are planning to be pregnant or think you may be pregnant, discuss the risks and benefits of use with your doctor.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding as this medication passes into breast milk and may cause unwanted effects on your baby

 

Interactions

Taking multiple drugs may affect how medications work and/or cause unwanted side effects. List down all the medications you are taking and inform your physician and pharmacist. Do not take, discontinue, or alter any dose of medications without prior approval of your physician.

  • Products that may interact with this medication include:
    • live bacterial vaccines, valproic acid and related drugs (such as divalproex sodium, sodium valproate), other antibiotics.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately.

Missed Dose

It is important to receive each scheduled dose of this medication as directed. If a dose is missed, inform your doctor immediately a new dosing schedule may be established. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Storage

  • Consult the package instructions or your pharmacist for storage details.
  • Do not expose to light and moisture
  • Do not store in the bathroom
  • Keep all medications away from pets and children

 

Brands

Available Brands:

Aropen [ Aristopharma ]                                                         Canem [ Cachet Pharma ]

Dexpenem [ Gracio Med ]                                                       Erodium [ Yeluri ]

Hospira Meropenem Trihydrate [ Hospira ]                       Menem IV [ Juventis Pharma ]

Mepenem [ Singapore Pharmawealth Lifesciences ]        Meroget [ Getz Pharma ]

Meromax [ YSS ]                                                                       Meromax IV [ Shenzhen Haibin ]

Meronem [ AstraZeneca ]                                                       Merop [ Biomedis ]

Meropen [ Swiss Parenterals ]                                               Meropevex [ Reyoung Pharma ]

Merosea [ Protech Biosystems ]                                            Merovex 500/Merovex 1000 [ VE Pharma ]

Merozan [ Demo S. A. ]                                                           Ropen [ LBS ]

Ropenem [ Sherrington Pharma ]                                         Supenem [ Macheal Lab ]

 

Also marketed as:

Merix [ Xeno ]                                                                             Meropenex [ United Biotech ]

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