Doripenem

Doripenem treats serious bacteria infections of the kidney, urinary tract, and stomach. Depending on the infection being treated, you can be given this medication for up to 14 days.

Doripenem Overview

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Doripenem is a prescription medication used to treat serious bacterial infections of the kidney, urinary tract, and stomach. Doripenem belongs to a group of drugs called carbapenem antibiotics. These work to kill bacteria by interfering with their ability to make a cell wall. 

This medication comes in an injectable form to be given directly into a vein (IV) by a healthcare professional. It is usually given every 8 hours for 5-14 days, depending on the type of infection.

Common side effects of doripenem include headache, nausea, diarrhea, and rash

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Uses of Doripenem

Doripenem is a prescription medication used to treat serious bacterial infections of the kidney, urinary tract, and stomach.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Doripenem Brand Names

Doripenem may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Doripenem Drug Class

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Side Effects of Doripenem

Serious side effects have been reported with doripenem. See the "Doripenem Precautions" section.

Common side effects of doripenem include the following:

  • headache
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • rash
  • inflammation of the walls of a vein
  • anemia (low amount of red blood cells)

This is not a complete list of doripenem side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.