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Doribax Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Doribax
Generic Name: doripenem (Pronunciation: dor i PEN em)
- What is doripenem (Doribax)?
- What are the possible side effects of doripenem (Doribax)?
- What is the most important information I should know about doripenem (Doribax)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving doripenem (Doribax)?
- How is doripenem given (Doribax)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Doribax)?
- What happens if I overdose (Doribax)?
- What should I avoid while receiving doripenem (Doribax)?
- What other drugs will affect doripenem (Doribax)?
- Where can I get more information?
What is doripenem (Doribax)?
Doripenem is an antibiotic that fights bacteria.
Doripenem is used to treat severe infections of the stomach, bladder, or kidneys.
Doripenem may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of doripenem (Doribax)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- diarrhea that is watery or bloody; or
- severe itching or skin rash.
Other common side effects may include:
- diarrhea, nausea;
- vaginal itching or discharge;
- mild rash; or
- pain, swelling, or redness where the medicine was injected.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the Doribax (doripenem for injection) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
What is the most important information I should know about doripenem (Doribax)?
You should not receive this medication if you are allergic to doripenem, ertapenem (Invanz), imipenem (Primaxin), or meropenem (Merrem).
To make sure doripenem is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have kidney disease, seizures, a history of allergy to a penicillin antibiotic.
Tell your doctor if you also use probenecid or valproic acid.
Call your doctor at once if you have a severe skin rash, or diarrhea that is watery or bloody.
Additional Doribax Information
- Doribax Drug Interactions Center: doripenem iv
- Doribax Side Effects Center
- Doribax Overview including Precautions
- Doribax FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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