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Icubac 1000 MG Injection

Manufacturer: Novartis India Ltd
Medicine composition: Meropenem
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: May 15, 2019

Icubac 1000 MG Injection helps in the treatment of infections which occur because of certain kinds of bacteria. Known to be a carbapenem antibiotic, the medication destroys bacteria by restricting the growth of bacterial cell wall.

There are a few medical conditions as well as medicines that can hinder the effect of Icubac 1000 MG Injection. Thus it is necessary that you provide your medical practitioner with a detailed medical history of existing health issues and the medication that you are currently taking. Make sure to inform your doctor if you are breast feeding, expecting, or are planning to conceive. In case you are allergic to certain medicines or even food tell your doctor about it. Patients with kidney and lever issues, meningitis, going through dialysis and problems with seizures should discuss the safety of Icubac 1000 MG Injection before starting it. Patients who are taking probenecid are generally advised not to take Icubac 1000 MG Injection.

The medication is generally administered with an injection at a private health clinic or the hospital. Thus it is effectively stored and handle by a professional. In case you are taking Icubac 1000 MG Injection at home, store it as instructed by the doctor and keep it well away from the reach of children and pets.

All medications can cause some side effects which occur initially but disappear with gradual use. Some side effects of Icubac 1000 MG Injection are headache, dizziness, nausea, pain, vomiting, sore throat or mouth or problems with sleep. Some serious side effects are hives, diarrhea, seizures, rashes, pale skin, breathing problems and swelling. If these serious side effects occur get in touch with your doctor immediately.

When it comes to safety information regarding Icubac 1000 MG Injection, keep the following points in mind-

  • The drug can lead to drowsiness and dizzy spells. Thus it is always best if you avoid driving.
  • The drug only treat bacterial infections, not viral infections.
  • Complete the entire course prescribed by your doctor. If you stop in between, the infection may reoccur.

  • Bacterial Meningitis

    Icubac 1000 MG Injection is helpful in treating Bacterial Meningitis, an inflammation of the protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and Neisseria meningitidis.
  • Skin And Structure Infection

    Icubac 1000 MG Injection manages skin and structure infections such as cellulitis and wound infections caused by Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus aureus.
  • Intra-Abdominal Infections

    Icubac 1000 MG Injection prevents intra-abdominal infections caused by Escherichia coli and Klebsiella.
  • Pneumonia

    Icubac 1000 MG Injection also cures Pneumonia, a lung infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae.
  • Allergy

    Icubac 1000 MG Injection or any other carbapenem antibiotics and beta-lactam antibiotics should be avoided in case of allergy.
  • Swelling And Redness At The Injection Site

  • Fever

  • Confusion

  • Fast Heartbeat

  • Skin Rash

  • Black Or Tarry Stools

  • Decreased Urine Output

  • Diarrhoea

  • Constipation

  • Body Pain

  • Acid Or Sour Stomach

  • White Patches In The Mouth Or On The Tongue

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this injection lasts for a duration of 3 to 4 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The top effect of this injection is usually observed in 1 hour of intravenous administration.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Avoid the use of this injection in pregnant women. Use only under the supervision of the doctor.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported for this injection.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This injection should not be used by breastfeeding women as it is excreted in human breast milk. Monitoring of undesired effects like diarrhea or thrush is suggested.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Icubac 1000 MG Injection , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Missed Dose instructions

    The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Overdose instructions

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.

Icubac 1000 MG Injection belongs to the carbapenem. It works by inhibiting the bacterial cell wall synthesis by binding to penicillin binding proteins which would inhibit the growth and multiplication of bacteria.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease

    Central Nervous System Depression

    Icubac 1000 MG Injection can cause seizures, confusion, and agitation. Patients with seizures or any central nervous system disorders should exercise caution.


    Avoid if you have any gastrointestinal diseases such as colitis. Drink plenty amount of water to prevent dehydration.
  • Interaction with Alcohol


    Interaction with alcohol is not known. Consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Lab Test


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine


    Tramadol may increase the risk of seizures when taken with Icubac 1000 MG Injection. This interaction is more likely to happen in the elderly population, and in patients with head injury. Inform the doctor if you are on either of the medicines. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition under the doctor's supervision.

    Ethinyl Estradiol

    The desired effect of contraceptive pills will not be achieved if these medicines are taken together. Appropriate dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered under the doctor's supervision.

    Cholera Vaccine

    Avoid cholera vaccine if the patient had received Icubac 1000 MG Injection within 14 days before vaccination. Usage of other antibiotics and vaccines should be reported to the doctor.

    Valporic Acid

    The desired effect of valproic acid may not be achieved when taken with Icubac 1000 MG Injection. Inform the doctor if you are taking either of the medicines. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition under the doctor's supervision.
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