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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Meropenem (Overview)

Meropenem is a carbapenem which is a kind of anti-bacterial drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


Dr. Brad Goldenberg
12 doctors shared insights

Meropenem (Overview)

Meropenem is a carbapenem which is a kind of anti-bacterial drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Can we use klaricid, meropenem and rocephin (ceftriaxone) together?

Can we use klaricid, meropenem and rocephin (ceftriaxone) together?

No interaction: No significant overlap, but this certainly seems like big guns. Can't therapy be better focused? ...Read more

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Peritonitis, tried zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam) and now meropenem, white blood count still high and no change in numbers. How long till it starts working?

Peritonitis, tried zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam) and now meropenem, white blood count still high and no change in numbers. How long till it starts working?

See below: Your antibiotic treatment for bacterial peritonitis has been appropriate. You should have a repeat ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis to look for an undrained abscess that can be drained and cultured. Knowing the cause of the peritonitis and the diagnostic studies to date would be important in determining treatment recommendations. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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Is there are indications for combine meropenem and ceftriaxone?

Is there are indications for combine meropenem and ceftriaxone?

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 infections (like in the abdomen). ...Read more

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Is meropenem act on listeria monocytogene?

Is meropenem act on listeria monocytogene?

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. Its broad beta lactam activity makes it likely effective, but there are strains of germs that selectively produce carbapenemase enzymes and inactivate the drug. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Meropenem allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Meropenem allergy?

Meropenem allergy: Meropenem is broad-spectrum. intravenous antibiotic medication. Medication allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...Read more

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Is meropenem an effective antibiotic for epididymo-orchitis?

Is meropenem an effective antibiotic for epididymo-orchitis?

Probably OK, but...: Meropenem would cover most bacteria that cause epididymo-orchitis, especially in older men, who are likely to be infected with typical urinary tract infection bacteria like E. coli and others. However, the most common cause in younger men (below age 35) is chlamydia. which may not respond to this antibiotic. If young or at risk for STD, be sure you are tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea. ...Read more

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Can we use klaricid, meropenem and rocephin (ceftriaxone) together?

No interaction: No significant overlap, but this certainly seems like big guns. Can't therapy be better focused? ...Read more

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What are the side effects of the antibiotics meropenem and dalacin-c?

Not serious: Side effects aren't rare with meropenem and clindamycin (Dalacin-C®), but most people have none. More important, these drugs would not be used unless you have (or are suspected to have) a very serious infection. The danger from inadequate treatment is far higher than the risk of anything serious from the drugs. Discuss with your doctor, preferaly an infectious diseases specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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When we give meropenem in bacterial meningitis?

When we give meropenem in bacterial meningitis?

Rarely: Cefotaxime and vancomycin remain drugs of choice in most cases of bacterial meningitis. Meropenem may be considered for vancomycin-resistant pneumococcal meningitis. Precaution has to be exercised since Meropenem is known to induce seizure in individuals with low seizure threshold. ...Read more

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When meropenem and vacomycin in CNS infection and when doxycyclinr added?

When meropenem and vacomycin in CNS infection and when doxycyclinr added?

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. ...Read more

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Could antibiotics like meropenem been taken intranasal instead of taking them intravenous for example with devices like the mad 300?

Could antibiotics like meropenem been taken intranasal instead of taking them intravenous for example  with devices like the mad 300?

Could vs should: In order for a med to be given intranasally by an atomizer like mad300, the med must be approved for intranasal use. Approval factors include safety to nasal mucosal membranes, solubility of med, ability of med to get into blood, and amount needed. Absorption can be affected by nasal disease (eg allergies), so not the best way to give antibiotics or some other meds requiring specific doses. ...Read more

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Why did the doctor change my antibiotic from ceftriaxone to meropenem?

Why did the doctor change my antibiotic from ceftriaxone to meropenem?

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 know - I would ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Peritonitis, tried zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam) and now meropenem, white blood count still high and no change in numbers. How long till it starts working?

See below: Your antibiotic treatment for bacterial peritonitis has been appropriate. You should have a repeat ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis to look for an undrained abscess that can be drained and cultured. Knowing the cause of the peritonitis and the diagnostic studies to date would be important in determining treatment recommendations. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Merrem Iv (Definition)

Merrem IV is a carbapenem which is a kind of anti-bacterial ...Read more