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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Meropenem (Overview)

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


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Is hairloss a side effect of taking meropenem?

Is hairloss a side effect of taking meropenem?

Not commonly: This is not a common side effect of meropenem. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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 hairloss a side effect of taking meropenem?

Not commonly: This is not a common side effect of meropenem. ...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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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

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Merrem Iv (Definition)

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