MERONEM 500 MG INJECTION

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Generic : Meropenem (500mg)

Treatment : Severe Bacterial Infections

Pack size  : 1 Injection in 1 vial

Manufacturer : Pfizer Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$31.26

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Meronem 500mg Injection is an antibiotic that is used to treat severe infections of the skin, lungs, stomach, urinary tract, blood, and brain (eg. meningitis). It works by killing the bacteria that cause these problems. However, it will not treat a viral infection.

Meronem 500mg Injection is commonly used to treat critically ill patients admitted to the hospital. This medicine is given by drip/infusion or by direct injection into a vein, under the supervision of a doctor or a nurse. The dose will depend on what type of infection you have, where it is in the body, and how serious it is. You should keep on taking the injection for as long as you have been prescribed, even if your symptoms quickly improve. If you stop taking it too early the infection may return or worsen.

Before starting treatment with this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have epilepsy (seizures), liver or kidney problems or if you are allergic to any antibiotic. While using it, you may be advised blood tests to monitor your blood cell count and kidney function. This medicine is generally regarded as safe to use in pregnancy and breastfeeding if prescribed by the doctor.

 

BENEFITS OF MERONEM INJECTION

In Severe bacterial infections

Meronem 500mg Injection belongs to a group of medicines called carbapenem antibiotics. It works by killing bacteria which can cause serious infections. It is a versatile medicine used to treat many different types of bacterial infections such as infections of the brain (meningitis), lungs (pneumonia), abdomen, urinary tract, skin, blood, and heart. This medicine is usually given as an injection by a doctor or nurse.

Meronem 500mg Injection usually makes you feel better very quickly but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better to make sure that all bacteria are killed and do not become resistant.

 

HOW TO USE MERONEM INJECTION

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

 

HOW MERONEM INJECTION WORKS

Meronem 500mg Injection is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Meronem 500mg Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
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Pregnancy

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Meronem 500mg Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
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Breast feeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Meronem 500mg Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
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Driving

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Meronem 500mg Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
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Kidney

CAUTION
Meronem 500mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Meronem 500mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Meronem 500mg Injection is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Meronem 500mg Injection is recommended.

 

Interaction with drugs

  • VALPROIC ACID
  • DIVALPROEX SODIUM
  • PROBENECID

 

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE MERONEM INJECTION?

If you miss a dose of Meronem 500mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

SIDE EFFECTS

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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Meronem

  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Itching
  • Diarrhea
  • Injection site inflammation
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Sepsis
  • Constipation
  • Apnea (absence of breathing)
  • Shock

FAQ's

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Q. My friend has a history of epilepsy and she was on valproic acid while receiving treatment with Meronem 500mg Injection, still, she had an episode of seizure. Why?

Any previous history with any other medication should be informed to the doctor before starting your treatment with Meronem 500mg Injection. Medicines like Meronem 500mg Injection can interfere with valproic acid which is used for the treatment of epilepsy, making it less effective. So, the reason for the recent episode of seizure could be the result of such drug interaction. Generally, in cases like these, the doctor prescribes a different medicine.

Q. Even though Meronem 500mg Injection is used for skin infections, can it cause any skin-related problems?

Serious skin reactions are rare, but some have been reported with the use of Meronem 500mg Injection. Therefore, before starting the treatment inform your doctor if you are allergic to any medicine or antibiotic. Serious skin reactions are a type of allergic reaction. But, if not properly managed then they can endanger life. So, if you notice any rash along with fever or peeling of the skin, discontinue the medication and inform your doctor.

Q. Is Meronem 500mg Injection a strong antibiotic? Which infections does it treat?

Meronem 500mg Injection is a broad-spectrum antibiotic which means it can treat a variety of bacterial infections. It is used to treat infections affecting the lungs (pneumonia) and complicated infections of the urinary tract, abdomen, and skin and soft tissue infections. Along with that, it is also helpful in treating bacterial infection of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord (meningitis) and infections that occur during or after delivery.

Q. Is Meronem 500mg Injection effective against bacteria only? Can it be used for any type of bacterial infection?

Yes, Meronem 500mg Injection is effective only against bacteria. It is not effective against virus or fungal infections. Meronem 500mg Injection is effective against some bacteria which include Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, S. pyogenes, S. viridans group, etc. Therefore, its use against any other type of bacteria should be avoided.

Q. My cousin was receiving Meronem 500mg Injection for severe skin infection, but the medicine was stopped when she had a fit. Was the fit due to Meronem 500mg Injection?

There are reports which suggest the occurrence of seizures or fits with the use of Meronem 500mg Injection. However, fits are more likely to occur in patients with a history of seizures or a brain lesion (wound, ulcer, abscess or tumor) or patients having bacterial meningitis or compromised kidney function. Consult your doctor to understand the exact reason.

Q. For how long will I need to take Meronem 500mg Injection?

The length of the treatment will be decided by your doctor. The doctor will decide the dose depending on your general health, the type of infection you have, and how well you respond to Meronem 500mg Injection. Consult your doctor if you are not sure.

Q. What if Meronem 500mg Injection does not suit me?

It is common to have minor side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and headache with the use of Meronem 500mg Injection. However, these symptoms generally settle down with continued medication as the body adapts to the medicine. If the side effects bother you, inform your doctor. The doctor will suggest an alternative medicine if required. Serious side effects with Meronem 500mg Injection are very rare. In case you develop serious side effects, seek immediate medical advice.

Q. Does it matter if I miss or stop Meronem 500mg Injection?

You mustn’t stop the treatment without consulting your doctor. Stopping the treatment may bring back the infection or you may develop resistance to Meronem 500mg Injection. Similar results may be seen if you skip any dose or are forgetful in taking the suggested doses. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not miss doses. If you do, take the missed dose as soon as you can and take the next dose as planned so that you stick to the same overall daily dose.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 1*1

pack form  -Injection

MORE INFORMATION

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 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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