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Sudopen - Doripenem Injection

Medicine Detail

Brand Name: Sudopen
Contents: Doripenem 500mg
Form: Injection / vial
Manufactured By: Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd.
Strength: 500mg


Sudopen 500 mg medication is known as a carbapenem-type antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.


Doripenem is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:

    Intra-abdominal infections
    Urinary tract infections
    Hospital-acquired pneumonia
    Severe kidney infection


Headache; mild diarrhea; nausea.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bloody stools; chest pain; pain, swelling, or redness at the injection site; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; seizures; severe diarrhea; severe stomach cramps or pain; shortness of breath; unusual tiredness or weakness; unusual vaginal odor, itching, or discharge; white patches in the mouth.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.


    Sudopen only works against bacteria; it does not treat viral infections (eg, the common cold).
    Be sure to use Sudopen for the full course of treatment. If you do not, the medicine may not clear up your infection completely. The bacteria could also become less sensitive to this or other medicines. This could make the infection harder to treat in the future.
    Do not use more than the recommended dose or more often than prescribed without checking with your doctor.
    Long-term or repeated use of Doripenem may cause a second infection. Tell your doctor if signs of a second infection occur. Your medicine may need to be changed to treat this.
    It is common to have loose stools (diarrhea) when taking this drug. Rarely, a very bad and sometimes deadly form of loose stools may occur (pseudomembranous colitis). This may happen while you are taking this drug or within a few months after you stop taking it. Call your doctor right away if you have stomach pain or cramps, very loose or watery stools, or bloody stools. Do not try to treat loose stools without first checking with your doctor.
    Tell your doctor or dentist that you take Sudopen before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
    Use Doripenem with caution in the ELDERLY; they may be more sensitive to its effects.
    Doripenem should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
    PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using this medicine while you are pregnant. It is not known if this medicine is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are taking it, check with your doctor. You will need to discuss the risks to your baby.

This is not a complete list. Ask your health care provider for more information.


Store it as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Keep it out of the reach of children and away from pets.


Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

    Probenecid because it may increase the risk of Doripenem's side effects
    Valproic acid because its effectiveness may be decreased by Doripenem

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

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