Meropenem belongs to a class of medications called carbapenem antibiotics. It works by killing bacteria that cause infections and is used to treat various bacterial infections, including bacterial meningitis (infection of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord). It is also used to treat exacerbations of chronic lower respiratory tract infections in patients with cystic fibrosis.
Meropenem does not work for virus or fungus infections.
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