What Meronem contains
The active substance is meropenem. Each vial contains 500 mg anhydrous meropenem as meropenem trihydrate.
The active substance is meropenem. Each vial contains 1 g anhydrous meropenem as meropenem trihydrate.
The other ingredient is anhydrous sodium carbonate.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
The Marketing Authorisations for Meronem are held by
AstraZeneca UK Ltd
600 Capability Green
Meronem is manufactured by
AstraZeneca UK Ltd.
Silk Road Business Park
This medicinal product is authorised in the Member States of the EEA under the following names:
Belgium: Meronem IV
Czech Republic: MERONEM
Ireland: Meronem IV
Lithuania: Meronem IV
Luxembourg: Meronem IV
Malta: Meronem IV
Netherlands: Meronem i.v.
Romania: Meronem i.v.
Slovak Republic: Meronem 500mg i.v.
Spain: Meronem I.V.
United Kingdom: Meronem IV
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Product name Reference number
Meronem IV 500 mg 17901/0029
Meronem IV 1 g 17901/0030
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