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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 the dosage for meropenem-injection?
- For the treatment of complicated skin infections in adults, 500 mg to 2 grams should be administered intravenously every 8 hours.
- For abdominal infections, 1 to 2 grams should be administered intravenously every 8 hours.
Which drugs or supplements interact with meropenem-injection?
Meropenem should not be combined with valproic acid (Depakene) or divalproex (Depakote) because meropenem may reduce absorption of valproic acid and divalproex from the intestine and increase elimination of the drugs through the kidneys thereby reducing the levels of these drugs in the body and reducing their effectiveness.
Probenecid (Benemid) may increase levels of meropenem by reducing its elimination through the kidneys. Increased levels of meropenem in the body could increase side effects like nausea, vomiting, and headache.
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