Meropenem injection is used to treat infections caused by bacteria. This medication is known as a carbapenem-type antibiotic. It works by killing the bacteria or preventing their growth. It will not work for flu, colds, or other virus infections.
Meropenem injection is used to treat skin and abdominal (stomach area) infections caused by bacteria and meningitis (infection of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord).
This medicine should be given only by or under the direct supervision of your doctor.
Some common side effects include:
Serious side effects include:
Easy bruising/bleeding, hearing changes (such as decreased hearing, ringing in the ears), mental/mood changes (such as confusion), numb/tingling skin, swelling ankles/feet, unusual weight gain, unusual tiredness.