MERONEM 500mg Injection


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Meropenem 500mg
By Astrazeneca Pharma India Ltd
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Rs.1,475.00
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Drug Information for MERONEM 500mg Injection

What is MERONEM 500mg Injection used for?

MERONEM 500mg Injection is used for the treatment of bacterial skin and stomach infections. It is also recommended for the treatment of meningitis.

MERONEM 500mg Injection may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does MERONEM 500mg Injection work?

MERONEM 500mg Injection belongs to the class of drugs called carbapenems. This drug acts by inhibiting the synthesis of bacterial cell wall and reducing the growth of the pathogenic bacteria.  

How to administer MERONEM 500mg Injection ?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual.

MERONEM 500mg Injection is available as an injection. Therefore, it should be administered under the medical supervision.

If you miss a dose of MERONEM 500mg Injection , please consult the doctor immediately.

What are the drugs that interact with MERONEM 500mg Injection ?

Drugs that interact with MERONEM 500mg Injection include the following:

  • Acetaminophen
  • Bupropion
  • Divalproex sodium
  • Iopamidol
  • Tramadol
  • Valproic acid

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of MERONEM 500mg Injection ?

The following are the most common side effects of MERONEM 500mg Injection :

  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Pain
  • Sores in the mouth

The following are the severe side effects, and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Unusual bleeding
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Swelling of face or throat

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while receiving MERONEM 500mg Injection ?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to MERONEM 500mg Injection or similar drugs.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if MERONEM 500mg Injection causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Avoid MERONEM 500mg Injection during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is unknown.
  • Be cautious while using MERONEM 500mg Injection if you have any history of asthma, kidney or liver impairment.

What should you tell your doctor before receiving MERONEM 500mg Injection ?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of asthma, chronic lung disease, kidney, liver or heart diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform the doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently Asked questions about MERONEM 500mg Injection

  1. Is it safe to receive cholera vaccine while using MERONEM 500mg Injection ?
  2. No. It is not safe to receive cholera vaccine or any other live vaccine while using MERONEM 500mg Injection .

  3. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while receiving MERONEM 500mg Injection ?
  4. Kidney and liver function tests must be regularly monitored while using MERONEM 500mg Injection .

  5. Is it safe to use MERONEM 500mg Injection in patients with depression?
  6. No. It is not safe to use MERONEM 500mg Injection in patients with depression, as it may further worsen the condition. 

  7. How long can I use MERONEM 500mg Injection ?
  8. The duration of treatment with MERONEM 500mg Injection depends on the severity of the disease, response to treatment and other medication.

  9. Is it safe to use MERONEM 500mg Injection in patients with thrombocytopenia condition?
  10. No. It is unsafe to use MERONEM 500mg Injection in patients with thrombocytopenia, as it may further reduce the platelet count and increase the risk of bleeding.

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