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Galpen 1gm Inj

By GALPHA LABORATORIES LTD
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Meropenem(1.0 G)
Therapeutic classification
ANTIBIOTIC

Medical Description

Galpen 1gm Inj is used to treat severe and serious infections caused by various infection-causing bacteria. Galpen 1gm Inj contains meropenem as its active ingredient. It is a higher-end antibiotic....
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Uses of Galpen 1 G

  • Galpen 1gm Inj is used to treat severe bacterial infections.

Contraindications of Galpen 1 G

If you are allergic to meropenem, any other antibiotics or any other ingredients of Galpen 1gm Inj

Side effects of Galpen 1 G

Pain, inflammation, swelling, redness at the injection site, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, rash, headache, stomach ache

Precautions and Warnings of Galpen 1 G

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Galpen 1gm Inj during pregnancy?
A:
Galpen 1gm Inj should be used only if prescribed by your doctor. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, think you are pregnant or planning a baby.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Galpen 1gm Inj while breastfeeding?
A:
There is limited information available about the effect of Galpen 1gm Inj on breastfeeding. Thus it should be used only if prescribed by your doctor. Consult your doctor for further details.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Galpen 1gm Inj ?
A:
Galpen 1gm Inj does not affect your ability to drive. However, if you have a headache, tingling numbness in your hands or legs then avoid driving.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Galpen 1gm Inj ?
A:
There is limited information available about the effect of alcohol of this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have diarrhoea after taking & during treatment
  • You experience an allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, dizziness, breathlessness)
  • You have existing liver or kidney disease
  • You have a history of fits and other brain problems
  • You are on any medications

Mode of Action of Galpen 1 G

How Does It Work?

Meropenem inhibits the formation of the bacterial cell wall and thus killing the bacteria which causes the infection.

Directions for Use of Galpen 1 G

Galpen 1gm Inj will be given in a hospital by your doctor or nurse as an injection. Do not self-inject this medicine.

Interactions of Galpen 1 G

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Galpen 1gm Inj works, or Galpen 1gm Inj itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Especially if you are taking medicines to treat blood thinners like warfarin, medicines for brain-related disorders such as valproic acid and medicines used to treat gout such as probenecid.

Storage and disposal of Galpen 1 G

  • Store in a cool dry place. Protect it from light.
  • Do not freeze.

Dosage of Galpen 1 G

Overdose

Galpen 1gm Inj will be given by a doctor or nurse thus chances of overdose are unlikely. However, if you experience any discomfort or specific symptoms inform your doctor or reach out to the nearest ...
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Missed a Dose

It is unlikely that the dose of Galpen 1gm Inj will be missed if you are monitored in a healthcare setup. However, if you have missed any dose of this injection inform your doctor or nurse immediatel...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can Galpen 1gm Inj be used to relieve pain?

A: No, Galpen 1gm Inj is not a pain killer. This medicine only treats severe bacterial infections.

Q: I have fever, cough and cold, can I take Galpen 1gm Inj ?

A: No, Galpen 1gm Inj is not for normal infections. It is for serious complicated infections like pneumonia etc. Also, it is not helpful against viruses or flu.

Q: Is Galpen 1gm Inj an antibiotic?

A: Yes, Galpen 1gm Inj is an antibiotic.
Product Details
Brand
GALPEN
Expires on or After
13/08/2022

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ContainsMeropenem(1.0 G)
UsesBacterial infection
Side effectsPain at injection site, diarrhea, nausea, stomach ache
Last Updated on: 05 Jun 2021 | 04:22 PM (IST)
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