Meronem 1000 Mg Injection

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Meronem Information

Meronem, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Injection. Skin Infections, Meningioma are some of its major therapeutic uses. Secondary and off-label uses of Meronem have also been mentioned below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Meronem. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Common side effects of Meronem include Excessive sweating. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Meronem can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Such side effects of Meronem normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Meronem is Moderate for pregnant women and Moderate for women who are breastfeeding. Warnings related to Meronem's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Meronem can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Meronem in conditions like Heart Failure, Drug Allergy. Other contraindications of Meronem have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Additionally, Meronem may also adversely react with other medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Meronem is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.

Meronem Benefits & Uses

Meronem is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Meronem Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage

Meronem Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Meronem safe for pregnant women?

    Meronem may have some side effects during pregnancy. Pregnant women should discontinue the use of Meronem, and talk to their doctor, if they notice any discomfort.

  • Is the use of Meronem safe during breastfeeding?

    Women who are breastfeeding can experience some moderate side effects of Meronem. Immediately discontinue Meronem if you observe any side effects. Contact your doctor, and restart using it only if your doctor considers it safe for you.

  • What is the effect of Meronem on the Kidneys?

    Meronem rarely harms the kidneys.

  • What is the effect of Meronem on the Liver?

    Meronem does not damage the liver.

  • What is the effect of Meronem on the Heart?

    Using Meronem does not have any harmful effects on the heart.


Severe Interaction of Meronem with Other Drugs

Meronem should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -



Meronem Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Meronem unless your doctor advises you to do so -

Frequently asked Questions about Meronem

  • Is this Meronem habit forming or addictive?

    Meronem does not cause addiction.

  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

    No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Meronem as you may feel sleepy.

  • Is it safe?

    Yes, but take Meronem only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    Meronem is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.


Meronem Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Meronem

    It is safe to take Meronem with food.

  • Interaction between Alcohol and Meronem

    Information about the interaction of Meronem and alcohol is not currently available because this topic has not been researched yet.


Frequently asked Questions about Meronem

Question about 5 years ago

Is Meronem used to treat UTI?

Dr. Sameer Awadhiya MBBS , Pediatrics

Yes, Meronem can treat UTI (urinary tract infection) but it is not generally preferred as a first line drug of choice for the treatment of UTI. It is only prescribed in UTI when other drugs are not effective in treating the infection or the severity of infection is very high.

Question over 5 years ago

Can I take Meronem without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Bharat MBBS , General Physician

Meronem is a prescription drug so do not take it without consulting doctor. It can be harmful to the people to take this medicine without a doctor's advice.

Question over 5 years ago

How does Meronem work?

Dr. Ajay Kumar MBBS, MD , General Physician

Meronem works by inhibiting the growth of bacterial cell wall which is essential for the growth of bacteria. Hence, in this way, it prevents us from bacterial infection.

Question about 5 years ago

Can I use Meronem to treat pneumonia?

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

Yes, you can use Meronem to treat pneumonia. It effectively relieves pneumonia, especially in children. Treatment can vary from patient to patient, so you must consult your doctor before consuming medicine for pneumonia.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can Meronem cause fever?

Dr. Prakash kumar MBBS , General Physician

Yes, [Medicine[ can cause fever. It is a common side effect of this drug. If you experience high fever after taking this drug, then you are highly recommended to consult a doctor and follow his/her instructions.

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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Merrem® IV (meropenem)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 731

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