Meromac 1gm Inj
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Meromac 1gm injection is a higher-end antibiotic used to treat severe infection caused by various infection-causing bacteria. It contains Meropenem as its active ingredient. Meromac works by killing bacteria that cause infections. Meromac 1gm injection needs to be administered under medical supervision. It is advisable to complete the full course of treatment. If you skip the dose or do not complete the course, it may cause resistance and decrease the effectiveness of immediate treatment. Also, you should inform your doctor if you have a planned surgery or vaccination scheduled....
Uses of Meromac 1 G
Meromac 1gm injection is used for severe, serious and complicated infections caused by bacteria.
Contraindications of Meromac 1 G
- If you are allergic to meropenem or any other ingredients of Meromac 1gm injection.
- If you are allergic to the class of medicines known as carbapenems.
- If you are allergic to medications like penicillins & cephalosporins.
Side effects of Meromac 1 G
- Loose motions
- Stomach pain
- Swelling and irritation at the injection site
- Increased blood platelet count
- Elevated levels of liver enzymes (monitored by a blood test)
Precautions and Warnings of Meromac 1 G
Can I take Meromac 1gm injection during pregnancy?
There is limited information on the use of this medicine in pregnancy. Hence it is recommended, not to use the same unless prescribed by your doctor.
Can I take Meromac 1gm injection while breastfeeding?
Meromac 1gm injection passes in human milk in a low amount; thus, it is advised not to take this medicine when you are breastfeeding. However, your doctor may give you this medicine after assessing the benefit and necessities.
Can I drive if I have consumed Meromac 1gm injection?
Meromac 1gm injection does not affect your ability to drive. However, if you have a headache, fits or abnormal skin sensations like tingling & pricking, it is advised not to drive.
Can I consume alcohol with Meromac 1gm injection?
There is limited information available about the effect of alcohol on this medicine. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for further details.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have diarrhoea after taking & during treatment.
- You have a sudden severe allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, dizziness, breathlessness).
- You have existing liver or kidney disease or any other medical condition.
- You have fits and other brain problems.
- You skin allergy after taking this medicine.
Mode of Action of Meromac 1 G
How Does It Work?
Meropenem works by stopping the formation of the cell wall of bacteria, thus killing the bacteria which causes the infection.
Directions for Use of Meromac 1 G
Meromac 1gm injection will be given in a hospital by your doctor or nurse as an injection. Do not self inject this medicine.
Interactions of Meromac 1 G
Interactions with other medicines
- Meromac 1gm injection may interact with other medications and provide an altered response to the treatment. Please notify your doctor if you are undergoing any other treatments, over-the-counter medications (that you buy without a prescription) and herbal preparations....
- Patients on anti-gout medicine like probenecid with existing kidney function problems should be cautious.
- Other antibiotics, anti-coagulants and anti-epileptic medicines also should be used with caution when taken along with this injection.
Storage and disposal of Meromac 1 G
- Store at or below 30°C.
- Protect it if from light and moisture.
- Keep it out of the reach of children.
- Any unused portion should not be stored and should be disposed of properly.
Dosage of Meromac 1 G
Your doctor or nurse will administer Meromac 1gm injection, therefore it is less likely to provide you with more or less of this medicine. However, if you experience loose motions, nausea, vomiting and stomach pain immediately after taking this injection, inform your doctor as soon as possible....
Missed a Dose
You will be monitored by your doctor or nurse on when the injection should be given to you. It is unlikely that the dose will be missed. However, if you think your doctor or nurse might have missed a dose, inform them....
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: For how long do I need to take this Meromac 1gm injection?
A: You are supposed to complete the prescribed dosage duration by your physician. If you have skipped the dose or do not complete the course it may cause resistance and decrease the effectiveness of immediate treatment.
Q: I have a fever, cough and cold, can I take Meromac 1gm injection?
A: No, Meromac 1gm injection is not for normal infections. It is for serious complicated infections like pneumonia etc. Also, it is not helpful against viruses or flu.
Q: Can Meromac 1gm injection be used to relieve pain?
A: No, Meromac 1gm injection is not a pain killer. This medicine only treats the bacterial infection and provide relief from the symptoms of infection.
Q: What is antibiotic resistance?
A: Antibiotic resistance is a natural process. It occurs when an antibiotic fails to efficiently control the growth or kill bacteria causing infection. A bacteria resistant to antibiotics continues to multiply in the presence of antibiotics, which would normally kill them. As resistance develops, these antibiotic medicines become gradually less effective – and eventually, they lose their effectiveness entirely. Antibiotic resistance is a consequence of the excessive and inappropriate use of antibiotics and misuse even when not required.
Q: How do you inject Meromac?
A: Meromac 1gm injection will be given in a hospital by your doctor or nurse as an injection. Do not self inject this injection.
Q: What is the use of Meromac injection?
A: Meromac 1gm injection is used for severe, serious and complicated infections caused by bacteria.
Q: What is the action of Inj Meromac?
A: Meropenem present in Inj Meromac works by stopping the formation of the cell wall of bacteria, thus killing the bacteria which causes the infection.
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