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    Meropenem

    Has anybody been on this med before, if so was there any side effects?
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    Mel

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    RE:Meropenem

    I've been on it twice now. Not everyone reacts the same way, but I get waves of on and off nausea for the whole time I'm on it.

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    Emily
    Do you mind me asking what you were being treated for? My 11 year old son has been just put on it and Ive never even heard of it before. He has had bad reactions caused by other meds (renal failure) so im always worried when he is started on something new.
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    Mel

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    RE:Meropenem

    The Meropenem, both times I was on it, was for my 3 or 4 strains of pseudomonas. Last year, I was on other IV meds first, Tobra and I think Zosyn? and they didn't quite work. So about a month after they finished, I went on the Meropenem. This time, I hadn't been on IVs since last August. My doc suggested Cipro, but that always kind of halts my life for 2 weeks, because I have to stay home, anchored to my toilet (that stuff gives me the most fun diarrhea ever). In all reality, I'd much rather have slight nausea for 2 weeks, along with maybe 2 days of worse nausea. With the nausea, at least I can still go out. And it never actually made me thrown up on its own. Last summer, no vomiting at all. This January or so, I started puking from coughing too hard. Never done it ebfore. This summer, the only time I threw up was when I had a coughing fit that was so hard, I was gagging, the Meropenem just kind of sent me over the edge, and I puked. But I do that free of Meropenem sometimes now anyway.

    So, uhm, yeah I just rambled on forever. But basically, I went on it for several strains of pseudomonas.

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    RE:Meropenem

    PS-- Feel free to private message, IM, or email me if you have further questions or concerns. Wow I just sounded like a pamphlet or something. Hah. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border="0">
    AIM: Emily65Roses
    Email is the same, at yahoo.

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    Branden is also being treated for pseudomonas, well we think?! He may also have another flare up of asprigillous. He has been on and off oral cipro for the last 8 weeks but still has a large mass in his upper left lung. He has been on inhaled tobra since he was 2 years old but never had it by iv. Today he was started on both meropenem and cipro via iv.
    Mel

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    I have been on Meropenum numerous times all for pseudomonas. I haven't had any side effects that I have noticed but again it differs with everyone. At times a mix of meds with Mero has caused sever nausea for me as well. It has helped me tremendously in improving my PFTS.

    Emilee with 2 E's

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    RE:Meropenem

    My daughter (age 2) was put on Meropenem after she had been on Zozyn and Tobra for ten days. She had a drug reaction to the Zozyn which put her in the hospital. The Meropenem was prescribed because it covers a wide variety of bugs and it is not known to cause a lot of drug reactions.

    I have heard about the nausea side effect, but although Samantha does talk a lot, she doesn't often verbalize if she's in pain or discomfort. I did notice a couple of times that in the hour following the Meropenem she sometimes seemed cranky. One good thing about administering the Meropenem was that it only took 3-5 minutes to administer through the IV.

    Good Luck and I hope your son feels better soon,

    Maria (mother to three daughters, the youngest, Samantha w/cf)

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    On a positive note, I also wanted to add that since the Meropenem Samantha has been very healthy and very clear (lungs).

    Maria

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    I have not heard of Meropenem, is it a fairly new drug? Is it pill form or IV?

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