Effects of this medicine
This medicine is a carbapenem antibiotic which exerts a bactericidal action by inhibiting bacterial cell wall synthesis.
It is usually used to treat a wide range of infections such as dermatological, respiratory, urological, gynecological, ophthalmic and otorhinological infections.
Possible adverse reactions to this medicine
The most commonly reported adverse reactions include rash, fever, itching, hives, anemia, liver dysfunction, jaundice, edema and headache. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
- feeling ill, oral cavity discomfort, wheezing sound when breathing, dizziness, feeling of defecation, ear ringing, sweating [shock, anaphylaxis]
- fever, generalized skin redness and swelling of skin with rash or blisters [toxic epidermal necrolysis, oculomucocutaneous syndrome]
- decreased urine output, edema [acute renal disorder]
- convulsion, decreased consciousness, difficulty in thinking, poor judgement [convulsion, consciousness disturbance]
- abdominal pain, frequent diarrhea [pseudomembranous colitis]
- general malaise, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, yellowing of the skin or white eyes [liver disorder]
- fever, sore throat, bleeding tendency [agranulocytosis, pancytopenia, hemolytic anemia]
- fever, cough, breathing difficulty [interstitial pneumonia, PIE syndrome]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.