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Vivem Plus 1 GM Injection

Manufacturer :  Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine Composition :  Meropenem
Prescription vs OTC : Prescription by Doctor required

About Vivem Plus 1 GM Injection

Vivem Plus 1 GM 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 Vivem Plus 1 GM 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 Vivem Plus 1 GM Injection before starting it. Patients who are taking probenecid are generally advised not to take Vivem Plus 1 GM 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 Vivem Plus 1 GM Injection at home, store it as instructed by the doctor and keep it well away from the reach of children and pets.

All drugs can cause some side effects which occur initially but disappear with gradual use. Some side effects of Vivem Plus 1 GM 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 Vivem Plus 1 GM 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.

    What are the uses of Vivem Plus 1 GM Injection

    • Bacterial Meningitis

      Vivem Plus 1 GM Injection is used for treating 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

      Vivem Plus 1 GM Injection helps in treating skin and structure infections like cellulitis, wound infections caused by Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus aureus.

    • Intra-Abdominal Infections

      Vivem Plus 1 GM Injection prevents intra-abdominal infections like caused by Escherichia coli and Klebsiella.

    • Pneumonia

      Vivem Plus 1 GM Injection helps against Pneumonia, a lung infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae.

    What are the contraindications of Vivem Plus 1 GM Injection ?

    • Allergy

      Vivem Plus 1 GM Injection or any other carbapenem antibiotics and beta-lactam antibiotics should be avoided in case of known allergy.

    What are the side effects of Vivem Plus 1 GM Injection ?

    • 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

    Key highlights of Vivem Plus 1 GM Injection

    • How long is the duration of effect?

      The effect of this injection lasts for a duration of about 3 to 4 hours.

    • What is the onset of action?

      The peak effect of this injection is usually observed in 1 hour of intravenous administration.

    • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

      Avoid the use of this medicine in pregnant women. Use only under the supervision of the doctor.

    • Is it habit forming?

      No habit forming tendency has been reported for Vivem Plus 1 GM Injection.

    • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

      This medicine 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.

    What are the dosage instructions?

    • 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.

    • Are there any overdose instructions?

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

    How does this medication work?

    Vivem Plus 1 GM 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.

      What are the interactions of Vivem Plus 1 GM Injection ?

      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 Alcohol


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


        Information not available.
      • Interaction with Medicine


        Tramadol may increase the risk of seizures when taken with Vivem Plus 1 GM 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 Vivem Plus 1 GM 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 Vivem Plus 1 GM 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.
      • Interaction with Disease

        Central Nervous System Depression

        Vivem Plus 1 GM 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 Food


        Information not available.
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