Vabomere (Meropenem / Vaborbactam)
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Meropenem / Vaborbactam Information
MEROPENEM; VABORBACTAM (mer oh PEN em; va bor BAK tam) is a carbapenem antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions: -brain tumor -kidney disease -seizures -an unusual or allergic reaction to meropenem, vaborbactam, other antibiotics or medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives -pregnant or trying to get pregnant -breast-feeding
This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is usually given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting. If you get this medicine at home, you will be taught how to prepare and give this medicine. Use exactly as directed. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. It is important that you put your used needles and syringes in a special sharps container. Do not put them in a trash can. If you do not have a sharps container, call your pharmacist or healthcare provider to get one. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
This medicine may interact with the following medications: -birth control pills -probenecid -valproic acid
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine. Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse. Do not treat diarrhea with over the counter products. Contact your doctor if you have diarrhea that lasts more than 2 days or if it is severe and watery. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: -allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue -bloody or watery diarrhea -fever -fever with rash, swollen lymph nodes, or swelling of the face -pain, redness, or irritation at site where injected -pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet -redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth -seizures -unusual bleeding or bruising Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): -diarrhea -dizziness -headache -nausea -stomach pain -vaginal discharge, itching, or odor in women
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Keep out of the reach of children. If you are using this medicine at home, you will be instructed on how to store this medicine. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date on the label.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
Meropenem, Vaborbactam Solution for injection