Meropenem

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C. diff Risk

Medium

Oral Bioavailability

NA

Approximate Cost

NA

Dosing

If meningitis suspected:

  • 40 mg/kg/dose Q8H

>2 kg

  • 0 - 14 days: 20 mg/kg/dose Q8h

  • > 14 days: 30 mg/kg/dose Q8h

‚ȧ 2 kg

  • 0 - 14 days: 20 mg/kg/dose Q12h

  • > 14 days: 20 mg/kg/dose Q8h

General Information

First Line Indications

  • ¬†Appropriate use is treatment of serious gram-negative infections (e.g. Enterobacter cloacae) or mixed infections where there is resistance to other antimicrobials.

  • ID consult required.