What is Meropenem used to treat?

What is Meropenem used to treat?

Meropenem injection is used to treat infections caused by bacteria. It works by killing the bacteria or preventing their growth. This medicine will not work for colds, flu, or other virus infections. This medicine is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of your doctor.

What is Meropenem 1gm?

About Meronem IV 1gm Injection 1’s Meronem IV 1gm Injection 1’s belongs to a class of drugs known as ‘antibiotics’, primarily used to treat severe bacterial infections. It treats infections of various body parts like skin, soft tissues, blood, brain (meningitis), lungs (pneumonia), urinary tract.

How do you take Meropenem 1g?

Meropenem is usually given by intravenous infusion over approximately 15 to 30 minutes (see sections 6.2, 6.3 and 6.6). Alternatively, doses up to 1 g can be given as an intravenous bolus injection over approximately 5 minutes.

Is Meropenem a strong antibiotic?

Meropenem (Merrem) is considered one of the stronger antibiotics. It works against many types of bacteria and treats severe or complicated infections when other antibiotics may not be enough.

Who should not take meropenem?

Pediatric. Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated pediatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of meropenem injection in children 3 months of age and older with complicated skin and skin structure infections and bacterial meningitis, and for children with intra-abdominal infections.

Why is meropenem given?

Meropenem injection is used to treat skin and abdominal (stomach area) infections caused by bacteria and meningitis (infection of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord) in adults and children 3 months of age and older. Meropenem injection is in a class of medications called antibiotics.

Is meropenem used for pneumonia?

Conclusion: The use of antibiotics effective against anaerobic bacteria may be necessary for patients with potentially fatal aspiration pneumonia. Meropenem therapy for aspiration pneumonia is clinically effective and tolerable in elderly patients.

Is meropenem oral?

Meropenem is only available as an injectable formulation due to its poor chemical stability and permeability across the gut. Oral meropenem can significantly reduce the cost and resources required to treat bacterial infections.

How many days should meropenem be given?

The recommended duration of therapy is 7 days for Neisseria meningitidis and Haemophilus influenzae, 10 to 14 days for Streptococcus pneumoniae, and at least 3 weeks for gram-negative bacilli. Limited data are available; 40 mg/kg/dose IV every 8 or 12 hours is the most commonly reported dosage.

What are the side effects of linezolid?

Linezolid may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

  • diarrhea.
  • headache.
  • nausea.
  • vomiting.
  • stomach pain.
  • change in the way things taste.
  • rash.
  • itching.

How much meropenem is safe?

The recommended dose of MERREM IV is 500 mg given every 8 hours for skin and skin structure infections and 1 gram given every 8 hours for intra-abdominal infections. When treating complicated skin and skin structure infections caused by P. aeruginosa, a dose of 1 gram every 8 hours is recommended.

Who should not take linezolid?

You should not use this medicine if you or your child have used an MAO inhibitor (MAOI), including isocarboxazid, phenelzine, Eldepryl®, Marplan®, Nardil®, or Parnate® within the past 14 days.

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