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Meropenem is indicated for the treatment of the folowing infections in adults and children over 3 months of age Pneumonia, including community acquired pneumonia and nosocomial pneumonia Broncho pulmonary infections in cystic fibrosis Complicated urinary tract infections, Complicated intra-abdominal infections, Intra- and post partum infections., Complicated skin and soft tissue infections, Acute bacterial meningitis.
Meropenemis given intravenously. It is given by slow injection over 3 to 5 minutes in a usual adult dose of 0.5 to 1 g every 8 hours, increased to 2 g every 8 hours for meningitis; In renal Impairment : Children over 3 months of age and weighing less than 50 kg may be given 10 to 20 mg/kg every 8 hours, increased to 40 mg/kg every 8 hours for meningitis. Dose of 25 to 40 mg/kg every 8 hours is to be used in children with cystic fibrosis.