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Merrem Iv Medication
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
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
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
No interaction: No significant overlap, but this certainly seems like big guns. Can't therapy be better focused? ...Read more
Insufficient Info: Way too little to even venture a possibility. ...Read more
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
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
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
Hgb 55, S.Bili 37, Urine Orange, Rx. 2 units RBC, 2 days later, same thing. Shortness of breath on exertion O2 82 & Pulse 115. After Meropenem. ADR?
Check with your doc: Monty based on the numbers you just gave you should be talking with your doctor or get a different opinion ...Read more
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
Baby got respiratory and urinary infection. Dr started with antibiotics. Meropenem and amikacin 250. Fenesta to control fever. Whenever ibprufin is given she is ok for 7-8 hours and than get fever again. Ecoli is the bacteria in urine culture. Cpr 11?
I'm in a lot of pain. My family wants me to go to ER and ask that I be admitted for IV pain medication to get it under control. Can they do that?
From what?: Yes that can happen but why and where are you having pain from? It is better to treat the cause of the pain, not just get IV narcotics. Try home medications first or call your doctor. ...Read more
Having bad RA flare ups 2 weeks after Actemra (tocilizumab) IV. Medication starts to wear off sooner since starting 6 mon ago. Please help, no meds work anymore.
Maybe under treated!: I use Actemra, an IL-6 inhibitor with other drugs, including MTX subcutaneous, sulphasalazine, and other drugs in combination. I rarely use a biologic solo! Have your doc get a CRP and assess inflammation. Pain has many causes. The goal is to stop inflammation, which has long term cardiovascular consequences! ...Read more
?: Do you mean inserting an IV? There would be no effect because medicines that vasodilate tend to work on arterioles, not superficial veins. ...Read more
Does IV saline fluids flush out or dilute medications for ssri in about an hour after taking the medication?
Unlikely: No, it's unlikely for that medication to be flushed out with IV saline. The medication is broken down by the liver and therefore usually requires up to several days to completely leave your system. ...Read more
Not sure about less?: If you are taking drugs for a chronic condition like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, then this a difficult question. If you are concerned about how many pills you are taking in a day, maybe combinations or long acting drugs can reduce the number. Either way, this is to be discussed with your physician since these alternatives are not for everyone. Good luck. ...Read more