Meropenem (Ranbaxy) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) meropenem. On this page you will find out more about Meropenem (Ranbaxy), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: meropenem
Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Meropenem (Ranbaxy) 1 g powder for injection, 1 vial
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
MEROPENEM RANBAXY is indicated for the treatment of the following infections, in adults and children (aged 3 months and over), when the causative organisms are known or suspected to be resistant to commonly used antibiotics: - community acquired lower respiratory tract infection, - hospital acquired lower respiratory tract infection, - complicated urinary tract infection, - febrile neutropenia, - intra-abdominal and gynaecological (polymicrobial) infections,- complicated skin and skin structure infections, - meningitis, - septicaemia.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||White to pale yellow crystalline powder in clear glass vial sealed with grey rubber stopper and flip off seal.|
|Dosage Form||Injection, powder for|
|Route of administration||Intravenous Bolus|
1 vial: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
10 vials: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
5 vials: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||No information available|
|Life time||2 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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