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Consuming alcohol with Intrapen does not cause any harmful side effects.
Intrapen is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, ther... View More
Intrapen is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
It is not known whether Intrapen alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and re... View More
Intrapen should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Intrapen may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Intrapen is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Intrapen is recommended.
Intrapen is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. It is used to treat severe infections of the skin, lungs, stomach, urinary tract, blood and brain (eg. m... View More
Uses of Intrapen
- Severe bacterial infections
Side effects of Intrapen
- Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
How to use Intrapen
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Intrapen works
Intrapen is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to s... View More
What if you forget to take Intrapen?
If you miss a dose of Intrapen, please consult your doctor.
- Intrapen is an antibiotic that's usually only given in the hospital for serious infections.
- Inform your doctor if you are allergic to penicillin or if you are taking any seizure medication before starting treatment with this medication.
- Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Inform your doctor if you develop severe stomach pain or if you find blood in your stools.
- Your doctor may monitor your kidney function and blood count while you are having treatment with this medication.
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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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More