ZOVIPEN 1GM

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Meropenem 1 GM Injection

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Description

Meropenem injection is used in the treatment of skin and abdominal (stomach area) infections caused by bacteria and meningitis, which is the infection of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. Meropenem belongs to the category of drugs called antibiotics which are majorly used in the treatment of bacterial infections. The injection is also prescribed for empiric treatment, for presumed infections in adult patients with febrile neutropenia, used as monotherapy or in combination with anti-viral or anti-fungal agents. The medicine shall not be used by patients with liver or kidney disorders. Inform your doctor if you are allergic to Meropenem or similar medicines.

Take the tablets as per the dosage and duration prescribed by your doctor. Do not self-medicate the medicine. The injection shall be administered subcutaneously (under the skin) or intramuscularly (into the muscles) under the guidance of a healthcare professional. Some users may experience a few side effects such as headache, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, anemia, vomiting, and rash. Immediately inform your doctor if your side effects worsen or persist with time. 

Medical Benefits of Meropenem Injection

Meropenem injection is primarily used in the treatment of a variety of bacterial infections. Meropenem is a  broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat infections of various body parts like complicated skin and soft tissue infections, blood, lungs (pneumonia including ventilator-associated pneumonia), and severe urinary tract infections. It also effectively treats infection in the brain, known as meningitis (infection of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord). 

The medicine works by attacking the bacterial cell and preventing the formation of bacterial outer protective covering, required for the survival of bacteria. Meropenem injection is effective in the treatment of the following mentioned health disorders. 

  • Pneumonia (including community-acquired pneumonia and nosocomial pneumonia)
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Intra-abdominal infections
  • Gynecological infections such as endometritis and pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Skin and skin structure infections
  • Meningitis
  • Septicaemia

Directions for Use 

Carefully, read the description manual given along with the Meropenem injection. Do not self-administer the medicine. The injection shall be administered subcutaneously (under the skin) or intramuscularly (into the muscles) by a medical professional. Follow the dosage and duration prescribed by your doctor. 

Side Effects of Meropenem Injection 

There are mild to moderate side effects of Meropenem injection that do not last for a long time. The side effects may vary in all the users as they depend on the health condition and response to the therapy. Consult your doctor, immediately if your side effects worsen or persist with time. The range of side effects noticed on using the Meropenem injection are mentioned as follows:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Skin rash, itchy skin
  • Pain and inflammation
  • Increased platelets in the blood
  • Change in blood tests

Drug Interaction 

Meropenem injection may interact with certain medications and cause adverse side effects. The medicine may interact with certain food items and health conditions. Do not take Meropenem injection with the below-mentioned drugs. 

  • Medicine used for the treatment of gout (e.g.. probenecid)
  • Medicines used to treat epilepsy (e.g.. valproic acid, sodium valproate, valpromide)
  • Medicines used to prevent or treat blood clots (e.g.. warfarin)

Safety Precautions 

  1. Avoid consuming alcohol as it may interact with Meropenem injection and cause side effects. 
  1. Do not take Meropenem injection without a doctor’s consultation if you are pregnant or breastfeeding your baby. 
  1. Do not take Meropenem injection without a doctor’s consultation if you have a history of liver and kidney disorders. 
  1. Do not take valproic acid with Meropenem Injection as it is contra-indicated. 
  1. Store the Meropenem injection in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight. 
  1. Keep the Meropenem injection out of reach of children and pets. Properly dispose of expired and discarded medicines. 

 

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