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What should I know about meropenem before taking it?

Do not take meropenem if you are allergic to it or to other antibiotics, such as imipenem, penicillin or cephalosporin antibiotics. You may not be able to take meropenem if you have kidney disease, a seizure disorder, a head injury or a brain tumor. Make sure that your doctor knows you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. Before starting meropenem you should inform your doctor about any medications, vitamins or nutritional supplements you are taking. Probenecid and valproic acid may interact with meropenem.

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