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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

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...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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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?

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 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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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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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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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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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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I am 9 weeks pregnant and I had severe septicemia. I had to be on 3 antibiotics namely meropenem, rocephin (ceftriaxone) and amicacin. Is there any risk for foetus?

Pregnancy risks: The first 60 days following conception is the period of highest risks to the fetus. This is the period during which all organs are being formed. ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

Antihistamine: Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for age 6m and older. But speak with your doctor before giving this medication to your child. ...Read more

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Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Only overall numbers: The incidence of anaphylaxis in children is unknown. Estimates of anaphylactic deaths (from drugs, foods, insect stings, and latex) in the us are 0.002 percent annually (2 per 100, 000): 500 fatalities from penicillin anaphylaxis; 40 fatalities from bee stings; 125-150 from food anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?

My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?

Food testing: Food allergies can be frightening but there is no reason to test the children if they have not had reactions. Always be cautious when introducing a new food to an allergic child. ...Read more

Meropenem Allergy (Definition)

Meropenem is broad-spectrum. Intravenous antibiotic medication. Medication allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, ...Read more


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