Anti-Infectives (Derma) | RM Meropenem 500mg | RiteMED

RM Meropenem 500mg

is indicated for the treatment of bacterial meningitis caused by Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria meningitidis and penicillin-susceptible isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae.

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P 950.00

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Product Details

What is this medicine used for?

RM Meropenem is indicated for the treatment of bacterial meningitis caused by Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria meningitidis and penicillin-susceptible isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae.

 

How much and how often should you use this medicine?

Adult : IV Susceptible infections 0.5-1 g 8 hrly via IV inj over approx 3-5 min or infused over approx 15-30 min. Meningitis; Cystic fibrosis 2 g 8 hrly infused over approx 15-30 min. Skin and skin structure infections 500 mg 8 hrly via IV inj over approx 3-5 min or infused over approx 15-30 min. Intra-abdominal infections As meropenem trihydrate: 1 g 8 hourly via infusion over approx 15-30 minutes or via inj over approx 5 minutes.

Dosage Details

Intravenous

Intra-abdominal infections

Adult: As meropenem trihydrate: 1 g 8 hourly via infusion over approx 15-30 minutes or via inj over approx 5 minutes.

Child: ≥3 mth ≤50 kg: 10-20 mg/kg 8 hourly via infusion over approx 15-30 minutes. Alternatively, via inj over approx 5 minutes for dosage up to 20 mg/kg. Max: 1,000 mg every 8 hours for 4-7 days.

 

Intravenous

Skin and skin structure infections

Adult: 500 mg 8 hrly via IV inj over approx 3-5 min or infused over approx 15-30 min.

Child: ≥3 mth ≤50 kg: 10 mg/kg 8 hrly via IV inj over approx 3-5 min or infused over approx 15-30 min. Max: 500 mg.

 

Intravenous

Cystic fibrosis, Meningitis

Adult: 2 g 8 hrly infused over approx 15-30 min.

Child: ≥3 mth ≤50 kg: 40 mg/kg 8 hrly via IV inj over approx 3-5 min or infused over approx 15-30 min. Max: 2 g.

 

Intravenous

Susceptible infections

Adult: 0.5-1 g 8 hrly via IV inj over approx 3-5 min or infused over approx 15-30 min.

Child: ≥3 mth ≤50 kg: 10 or 20 mg/kg 8 hrly via IV inj over approx 3-5 min or infused over approx 15-30 min.

 

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to meropenem, other carbapenems. History of anaphylactic reaction to β-lactams (e.g. penicillins, cephalosporins).

 

Availability

  • 1g and 500mg IV