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- What is meropenem-injection, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for meropenem-injection?
- Is meropenem-injection available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for meropenem-injection?
- What are the side effects of meropenem-injection?
- What is the dosage for meropenem-injection?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with meropenem-injection?
- Is meropenem-injection safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about meropenem-injection?
What is meropenem-injection, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Meropenem is an injectable carbapenem antibiotic. It is similar to impenem and cilastin (Primaxin). Meropenem prevents bacteria from forming the walls that surround them. The walls are necessary to protect bacteria from their environment and to keep the contents of the bacterial cell together. Bacteria cannot survive without a cell wall. Meropenem is effective against susceptible strains of E. coli, H. influenzae, K. pneumoniae, N. meningitidis, P. aeruginosa, and many other bacteria.
The FDA approved meropenem in June 1996.
What brand names are available for meropenem-injection?
Is meropenem-injection available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
Do I need a prescription for meropenem-injection?
What are the side effects of meropenem-injection?
Common side effects of meropenem are:
Injection site pain and inflammation
Serious reactions rarely may occur such as:
Serious hypersensitivity (allergic) reactions may occur.
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