What is the best way to take this medication?
Meropenem injection (Meroneon Injection)is available as a powder that must be mixed with liquid before being given intravenously (into a vein). It’s normally administered every eight hours or so. Treatment duration is determined by your overall health, the sort of infection you have, and how well you respond to therapy. The length of time you should use a meropenem injection will be determined by your doctor. After your health has improved, your doctor may move you to a different antibiotic that you can take orally to finish your treatment.
You can have a meropenem injection in a hospital or administer it yourself at home. Your healthcare practitioner will show you how to use meropenem injection if you are receiving it at home. Make sure you understand these instructions, and if you have any concerns, consult your healthcare practitioner.
During the first several days of meropenem injection treatment, you should start to feel better. Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they worsen.
Even if you feel better, keep using a meropenem injection until the prescription is finished. Your illness may not be entirely treated if you stop using meropenem injection too soon or skip doses, and the germs may become resistant to medications.
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to meropenem, other carbapenem antibiotics like doripenem (Doribax), ertapenem (Invanz), or imipenem and cilastatin (Primaxin); cephalosporin antibiotics like cefaclor, cefadroxil, cefuroxime (Ceftin, Zinacef), and cephalexin (Keflex); any other medications, or any of Request a list of the components from your pharmacist.
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist about any additional drugs, vitamins, nutritional supplements, or herbal products you’re taking or planning to use. Probenecid (Probalan, in Col-Probenecid) and valproic acid should be mentioned (Depakene). Your doctor may need to adjust your prescription dosages or keep a close eye on you for side effects.
- If you have or have ever had seizures, brain lesions, or kidney illness, tell your doctor.
- If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, notify your doctor. Call your doctor if you become pregnant while having meropenem injections.
- Meropenem injection can affect mental alertness, so be aware of it. Do not operate machinery or drive a car until you have learned how this medicine affects you.