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Background and Date of Approval

Meropenem + EDTA + Sodium is an antimicrobial agent that belongs to the medication class known as carbapenem antibiotics. 

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Meropenem, in the presence of Sodium, kills bacteria by inhibiting cell wall synthesis. It has a strong affinity for specific penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) in Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. EDTA, in the presence of Sodium, helps enhance the efficacy of other antimicrobials by removing ions from the cell wall of Gram-negative bacteria

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Meropenem + EDTA + Sodium is used to treat pneumonia, urinary tract infections, intra-abdominal infections, gynecological infections, skin infections, meningitis, and sepsis

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Meropenem + EDTA + Sodium will be administered to you by a healthcare professional in a hospital setting. It is usually administered as an injection or infusion in the vein (intravenous). Your doctor will decide the dose, route of administration, and frequency based on your disease condition and other factors.

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Do not consume Meropenem + EDTA + Sodium if you are allergic to Meropenem + EDTA + Sodium, Penicillins, Cephalosporins, Carbapenems, or any of the ingredients in the medication. Before starting the treatment, notify your doctor if you have liver or kidney problems or have experienced severe diarrhea after taking other antibiotics


Notify your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant, or think you may be pregnant or breastfeeding. Patch test the medicine before using it to check for skin allergies. While you are on treatment, it is possible to have a positive Coombs test, indicating the presence of antibodies that may affect red blood cells. Do not stop the medicine until your doctor advises. Do not double-dose the medicine to make up for a forgotten dose. Notify your doctor if you experience any serious side effects.

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Meropenem + EDTA + Sodium are headache, stomach pain, being sick, increased numbers of platelets in the blood, and diarrhea. 

Word Of Advice

In case you experience signs of severe skin reactions, promptly notify your doctor or nurse for appropriate treatment. Inform your doctor if you are on a sodium diet, as this medicine contains Sodium. Before starting the treatment, inform your doctor about all the underlying medical conditions. Contact your doctor for more information. 

Frequently Asked Question


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The drug information on this page is not a substitute for medical advice. It is meant for educational purposes only. For further details, consult your doctor about your medical condition to know if you are eligible to receive this treatment.