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In the US, Meropenem (meropenem systemic) is a member of the drug class carbapenems and is used to treat Intraabdominal Infection, Meningitis, Nosocomial Pneumonia, Skin and Structure Infection and Skin or Soft Tissue Infection.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Beta-lactam antibacterial: Carbapenem

Chemical Name

(4R-5S,6S)-3-[[(3S,5S)-5-(Dimetylcarbamoyl)-3-pyrrolidinyl]tio]-6-[(1R)-1-hydroxyetyl]-4-metyl-7-oxo-1-azabicyclo[3.2.0]hept-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid

Foreign Names

  • Meropenemum (Latin)
  • Meropenem (German)
  • Méropénem (French)
  • Meropenem (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Meropenem (OS: BAN)
  • ICI 194660 (IS)
  • SM 7338 (IS)
  • Meropenem (PH: USP 41)
  • Meropenem (OS: USAN)
  • Meropenem Hydrate (OS: JAN)
  • Meropenem Hydrate (PH: JP XVII)
  • Meropenem Trihydrate (PH: BP 2018)
  • Meropenem trihydrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Méropénem trihydraté (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Meropenem-Trihydrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Meropenemum trihydricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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