Vabomere (Meropenem / Vaborbactam)
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Meropenem / Vaborbactam Information
(mer" oh pen' em)(va" bor bak' tam)
Before using meropenem and vaborbactam injection,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to meropenem, vaborbactam, other carbapenem antibiotics such as doripenem (Doribax), ertapenem (Invanz), or imipenem and cilastatin (Primaxin); cephalosporin antibiotics such as cefaclor, cefadroxil, cefuroxime (Ceftin, Zinacef), and cephalexin (Keflex); other beta-lactam antibiotics such as penicillin or amoxicillin (Amoxil, Trimox, Wymox); any other medications, or any of the ingredients in meropenem and vaborbactam injection. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention probenecid (Probalan, in Col-Probenecid) and valproic acid (Depakene, Depakote, Depacon). Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had seizures, brain lesions, or kidney disease.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while receiving meropenem and vaborbactam injection, call your doctor.
- you should know that meropenem and vaborbactam injection may affect mental alertness or motor skills. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this medication affects you.
- redness, pain, or swelling at the injection site
- burning or tingling in the hands or feet
- swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, and eyes
- difficulty swallowing or breathing
- severe diarrhea (watery or bloody stools) that may occur with or without fever and stomach cramps (may occur up to 2 months or more after your treatment)
- a return of fever or other signs of infection