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Indications:

Skin and skin-structure infections. Intra-abdominal infections. Bacterial Meningitis. Empiric therapy in febrile neutropenic patients.

Contraindications:

Meropenem is contraindicated in patients with known ypersensitivity to any component of this product or to other drugs in the same class or in patients who have demonstrated anaphylactic reactions to β- lactams.

Adverse reactions:

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention. Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur: More common Redness and swelling at the site of injection Less common Bluish lips or skin chills cold, clammy skin confusion dizziness fainting fast heartbeat fast, weak pulse fever itching skin lightheadedness not breathing pain at the place of injection rapid, shallow breathing skin rash and itching sweating wheezing Rare Abdominal or stomach cramps and severe pain agitation anxiety black, bloody, or tarry stools black, bloody vomit bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet blurred vision burning while urinating burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings convulsions (seizures) cough dark urine decreased urine output depression diarrhea (watery and severe), which may also be bloody difficult or painful urination difficulty with breathing dilated neck veins extreme fatigue fever with or without chills headache hostility irregular breathing irritability lethargy light-colored stools loss of consciousness muscle twitching nausea nervousness no blood pressure or pulse nosebleed pale skin pounding in the ears rapid weight gain severe constipation severe vomiting slow, irregular heartbeat stopping of the heart stupor tightness in the chest tingling of the hands or feet troubled breathing with exertion unconsciousness unpleasant breath odor unusual bleeding or bruising unusual tiredness or weakness unusual weight gain or loss vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds weight gain yellow eyes or skin Incidence not known Back, leg, or stomach pains bleeding gums blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin chest pain cough or hoarseness general body swelling general feeling of tiredness or weakness joint or muscle pain large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs loss of appetite lower back or side pain red skin lesions, often with a purple center red, irritated eyes shortness of breath sore throat sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips swollen glands Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them: More common Constipation Less common Body aches or pain cold hands and feet cold sweats congestion cool pale skin dryness or soreness of the throat increased hunger indigestion nightmares passing of gas redness, swelling, or soreness of the tongue runny nose shakiness slurred speech sneezing stomach pain, fullness, or discomfort trouble in swallowing vaginal yeast infection voice changes Rare Acid or sour stomach belching excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines full feeling heartburn hives or welts redness of the skin seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there sleepiness or unusual drowsiness sleeplessness sore mouth or tongue sores on the skin trouble sleeping unable to sleep white patches in the mouth, tongue, or throat Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Interactions:

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Warnings:

While Meropenem possesses the characteristic low toxicity of the β-lactam group of antibiotics, periodic assessment of organ system functions, including renal, hepatic, and hematopoietic, is advisable during prolonged therapy. Prescribing Meropenem in the absence of a proven or stongly suspected bacterial infection or a prophylactic indication is unlikely to provide benefit to the patient and increases the risk of the development of drug-resistant bacteria. Seizures and other adverse CNS experiences have been reported during treatment with Meropenem I.V. these experiences have occurred most commonly in patients with CNS disorders (e.g., brain lesions or history of seizures) or with bacterial meningitis and / or compromised renal function. · Prolong use of Meropenem may result in overgrowth of nonsusceptible organisms. Pregnancy: There are no adequate and well – controlled studies in pregnant women. Therefore Meropenem should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. Breast feeding: It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk. Caution when Meropenem is administered to a breast-feeding woman.

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