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Medicine for meropenem allergy

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Meropenem allergy: Meropenem is broad-spectrum. intravenous antibiotic medication. Medication allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Not commonly: This is not a common side effect of meropenem.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Meropenem: meropenem is a prescribed antibiotic.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: It depends on the type and location of infection. Many times, it is used for resistant infections, those with multiple types of bacteria, or deep inf... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Possibly: Since this germ responds so well to cheaper meds like ampicillin, there is little work looking at use of such an expensive broad spectrum antibiotic. ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Rarely: Cefotaxime and vancomycin remain drugs of choice in most cases of bacterial meningitis. Meropenem may be considered for vancomycin-resistant pneumoco... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
No interaction: No significant overlap, but this certainly seems like big guns. Can't therapy be better focused?
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Meds need checking..: Meropenem not usually used in a CNS infection as it's tissue penetration is not good. Doxy can be used in lyme disease that can rarely affect the cns.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Antibiotics: May be it was in response to what a culture grew out (in terms of coverage of the first antibiotic) or maybe culture showed drug resistance. I don't k... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Meropenem: meropenem is an antibiotic used to treat infection.
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