Meropen is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. It is used to treat severe infections of the skin, lungs, stomach, urinary tract, blood and brain (eg. me... View More
Uses of Meropen
Side effects of Meropen
How to use Meropen
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Meropen works
Meropen is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to su... View More
What if you forget to take Meropen?
If you miss a dose of Meropen, please consult your doctor.
Cystic fibrosis, Intra-abdominal infections, Meningitis, Skin and skin structure infections, Diabetic foot infection
IV Administration Administer IV infusion over 15-30 minutes; administer IV bolus over 3-5 minutes
Intravenous Intra-abdominal infections Adult: 1 g 8 hrly via IV inj over approx 3-5 min or infused over approx 15-30 min. Skin and skin structure i... View More
Children: IV 60 mg/kg/day, max 3 g/day q8h 120 mg/kg/day meningitis, max 6 g/day q8h Intravenous Intra-abdominal infections Child: >3mth ?50 kg:... View More
Renal impairment: CrCl (ml/min) 26-50 Usual dose 12 hrly. 10-25 Half the usual dose 12 hrly. <10 Half the usual dose 24 hrly.
Hypersensitivity to meropenem, other carbapenems. History of anaphylactic reaction to β-lactams (e.g. penicillins, cephalosporins).
Mode of Action
Meropenem is a synthetic carbapenem beta-lactam antibiotic that exerts its bactericidal activity by inhibiting bacterial cell wall synthesis in gm+ve an... View More
Patient w/ underlying CNS disorders (e.g. brain lesions, history of seizures. Not recommended for treatment of MRSA. Renal impairment. Childn. Pregnancy... View More
1-10% Constipation (1-7%),Diarrhea (4-5%),Nausea or vomiting (1-4%),Rash (2-3%; includes diaper-area moniliasis in pediatric patients),Headache (2%),In... View More
Increased plasma concentration w/ probenecid. May decrease plasma levels of valproic acid thus, increasing the risk of seizures.
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