Merogene 1G Injection

Merogene 1G Injection

Composition:

Meropenem 1g

Description:

Meropenem is a beta-lactam antibiotic that belongs to the class, carbapenems. This drug has broad-spectrum activity against several Gram+ve and Gram-ve bacteria. Meropenem, which is of semi-synthetic origin, is derived from thienamycin. This drug acts by inhibiting the synthesis of peptidoglycan, which is the key component of the bacterial cell wall. Unlike other beta-lactam antibiotics, meropenem is highly resistant to beta-lactamase and cephalosporinase activity.

Meropenem can penetrate through the bacterial cell wall and react with the penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs). This interaction between the drug and the PBPs of bacteria leads to inhibition of peptidoglycan synthesis. This failure in the formation of the cross linkage in the cell wall structure, eventually leads to the death of the bacterial cells. Meropenem is metabolized in the liver into an inactive metabolite which is then excreted via urine and faeces.

Indications:

  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Intra-abdominal infections
  • Skin and Skin structure infections
  • Respiratory tract infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Meningitis
  • Septicemia
  • Anthrax
  • Bacillus infections
  • Acinetobacter infections
  • Burkholderia infections
  • Clostridium infections
  • Nocardia infections
  • Capnocytophaga infections
  • Campylobacter infections
  • Rhodococcus infections
  • Intra- and post-partum infections

Dosage and Administration:

This medicine has to be administered under medical supervision only.

Contraindications:

Merogene-1G is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity towards its ingredients. It is also contraindicated in patients with Clostridium difficile infection, decreased blood platelets, cardiac disorders lesions in the brain, seizures, neurological disorders, GI diseases, colitis, hepatic impairment and renal impairment.

Adverse effects:

Adverse effects of this medication are insomnia, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dyspepsia, drowsiness, dizziness, headache, constipation, rashes, pruritis, urticaria, apnoea, phlebitis, thrombophlebitis and seizures.

Precautions:

There are no sufficient and well-controlled studies when it comes to meropenem administration in pregnant women and nursing mothers. Therefore, if you are pregnant or nursing, discuss with your doctor about your condition before taking this medicine.

Presentation:

MEROGENE-1G injection is available in 20mL & 20mL WFI pack

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Keep the medicines out of the children’s reach. This product is to be stored as recommended. Do not exceed the recommended dosage. Do not use this information in place of a visit, consultation or advice of your healthcare providers.

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