Mapenem

Mapenem

meropenem

Manufacturer:

Siam Bheasach

Distributor:

Siam Pharmaceutical
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Meropenem trihydrate
Indications/Uses
Lower resp tract infections, nosocomial pneumonias, UTI, gynecological & skin infections; peritonitis, meningitis, septicemia, presumed infections in neutropenic patients.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult 500 mg-1 g IV 8 hrly. Meningitis 2 g 8 hrly. Childn >3 mth-12 yr 10-20 mg/kg 8 hrly. Meningitis 40 mg/kg 8 hrly. Infection in neutropenic patients 20 mg/kg 8 hrly.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to carbapenem, penicillins & other β-lactams.
Special Precautions
Monitor organ system function including hepatic, renal & hematopoietic; seizures, pseudomembraneous colitis.
Adverse Reactions
Inflammation, thrombophlebitis & pain at inj site. Headache, paresthesia, convulsion, rash, pruritus, urticaria, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, leucopenia, neutropenia.
Drug Interactions
Probenecid increases elimination t½.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
J01DH02 - meropenem ; Belongs to the class of carbapenems. Used in the systemic treatment of infections.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Mapenem powd for inj 1 g
Packing/Price
1's
Form
Mapenem powd for inj 500 mg
Packing/Price
1's
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