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doripenem (cont.)

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What happens if I miss a dose (Doribax)?

Call your doctor for instructions if you miss a dose of doripenem.

What happens if I overdose (Doribax)?

Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.

Symptoms of a doripenem overdose are not known.

What should I avoid while receiving doripenem (Doribax)?

Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to.

What other drugs will affect doripenem (Doribax)?

Before using doripenem, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following medications:

  • valproic acid (Depakene); or
  • probenecid (Benemid).

This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with doripenem. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about doripenem.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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