Map 500mg Injection
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Q. Does it matter if I miss or stop Map?
It is important that you do not stop the treatment without consulting your doctor. Stopping the treatment may bring back the infection or you may develop resistance to Map. Similar results may be seen if you skip any dose or are forgetful in taking the suggested doses. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not miss doses. If you do, take the missed dose as soon as you can and take the next dose as planned so that you stick to the same overall daily dose.medicineDetail.readMore
Q. Even though Map is used for skin infections, can it cause any skin-related problems?
Serious skin reactions are rare, but some have been reported with the use of Map. Therefore, before starting the treatment inform your doctor if you are allergic to any medicine or antibiotic. Serious skin reactions are a type of allergic reactions. But, if not properly managed then they can endanger life. So, if you notice any rash along with fever or peeling of the skin, discontinue the medication and inform your doctor.medicineDetail.readMore
Q. For how long will I need to take Map?
The length of the treatment will be decided by your doctor. The doctor will decide the dose depending on your general health, the type of infection you have and how well you respond to Map. Consult your doctor if you are not sure.medicineDetail.readMore
Q. Is Map a strong antibiotic? Which infections does it treat?
Map is a broad-spectrum antibiotic which means it can treat a variety of bacterial infections. It is used to treat infection affecting the lungs (pneumonia) and complicated infections of the urinary tract, abdomen, and skin and soft tissue infections. Along with that, it is also helpful in treating bacterial infection of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord (meningitis) and infections that occur during or after delivery.medicineDetail.readMore
Q. Is Map effective against bacteria only? Can it be used for any type of bacterial infection?
Yes, Map is effective only against bacteria. It is not effective against virus or fungal infections. Map is effective against some bacteria which include Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, S. pyogenes, S. viridans group, etc. Therefore, its use against any other type of bacteria should be avoided.medicineDetail.readMore
Q. My cousin was receiving Map for severe skin infection, but the medicine was stopped when she had a fit. Was the fit due to Map?
There are reports which suggest the occurrence of seizures or fits with the use of Map. However, fits are more likely to occur in patients with a history of seizures or a brain lesion (wound, ulcer, abscess or tumor) or patients having bacterial meningitis or compromised kidney function. Consult your doctor to understand the exact reason.medicineDetail.readMore
Q. My friend has a history of epilepsy and she was on valproic acid while receiving treatment with Map, still she had an episode of seizure. Why?
Any previous history with any other medication should be informed to the doctor before starting your treatment with Map. Medicines like Map can interfere with valproic acid which is used for the treatment of epilepsy, making it less effective. So, the reason for the recent episode of seizure could be the result of such drug interaction. Generally, in cases like these, the doctor prescribes a different medicine.medicineDetail.readMore
Q. What if Map does not suit me?
It is common to have minor side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and headache with the use of Map. However, these symptoms generally settle down with continued medication as the body adapts the medicine. If the side effects bother you, inform your doctor. The doctor will suggest an alternative medicine if required. Serious side effects with Map are very rare. In case you develop serious side effects, seek immediate medical advice.medicineDetail.readMore
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Map 500mg Injection is commonly used to treat critically ill patients admitted to the hospital. This medicine is given by drip/infusion or by direct injection into a vein, under the supervision of a healthcare professional. The dose depends on what type of infection you have, where it is in the body, and how serious it is. You should have your injections at the same time each day to get the most benefit and you should keep on taking this medicine for as long as you are prescribed it, even if your symptoms quickly improve. If you stop taking it too early the infection may return or worsen.
Some people may develop side effects like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, or local redness and swelling at the site of injection. These side effects are usually temporary and go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if these side effects bother you or do not go away.
Before starting treatment with this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have epilepsy (seizures), liver or kidney problems or if you are allergic to any antibiotic. While using it, you may be advised blood tests to monitor your blood cell count and kidney function. This medicine is generally regarded as safe to use in pregnancy and breastfeeding if prescribed by your doctor.
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Severe bacterial infections
Map 500mg Injection
- Map 500mg Injection belongs to a group of medicines called carbapenem antibiotics. It works by killing bacteria which can cause serious infections. It is a versatile medicine used to treat many different types of bacterial infections such as infections of the brain (meningitis), lungs (pneumonia), abdomen, urinary tract, skin, blood, and heart. This medicine is usually given as an injection by a doctor or nurse.<br><br>Map 500mg Injection usually makes you feel better very quickly but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better to make sure that all bacteria are killed and do not become resistant.
Map 500mg Injection
- Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
medicineDetail.safetyAdvice Map 500mg Injection
Consuming alcohol with Map 500mg Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
Map 500mg Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby however, there are limited human studies.medicineDetail.readMore
Map 500mg Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.medicineDetail.readMore
It is not known whether Map 500mg Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.medicineDetail.readMore
Map 500mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Map 500mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.medicineDetail.readMore
Map 500mg Injection is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Map 500mg Injection is recommended.medicineDetail.readMore