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Curepen – The whats, whys, and hows!!

What is a Curepen? Curepen falls in the category of antibiotic drugs, namely carbapenem that is used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections. Ho

What is a Curepen?

Curepen falls in the category of antibiotic drugs, namely carbapenem that is used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections. However, they are to not be used only against serious high-risk infections as well as against viral infections. Moreover, there are many precautionary measures, side-effects, recommended dosage amount, etc, that you need to consider before the usage of curepen, which will be discussed hereafter.  

How does Curepen work?

Curepen is used in the form of venial injection, either by a trained medical professional in a hospital or at home under the advice and guidance of the health care professional. Curepen works against the infection-causing bacteria by restricting the growth of the cell wall of the bacteria, thereby killing them.

Precautionary measures:

Curepen may have many side-effects to various allergies and medical history. Therefore, when consulting your doctor regarding the usage of curepen, it is very crucial to inform him/her of your full medical history at the time of prescription itself. In case you have any existing medical conditions like heart issues, liver or kidney disorders, any prior head injuries, or planning to get pregnant (or are pregnant), inform your doctor. Medical usage of curepen without proper and informed medical prescription can lead to serious effects. 

Possible Side-effects:

Curepen can cause many side-effects, for which it is advised to consult your doctor immediately before you take any medicine on your own. Some of these effects are:

  • Diarrhea: It is one of the most common side-effects seen in patients taking curepen. It can occur during the time period of the antibiotic usage or may arise as a withdrawal symptom. However, don’t just take any medicine to treat diarrhea. Consult your doctor immediately.  
  • Allergic reactions like the development of rashes, blisters, or other forms of skin allergies.
  • Chest discomfort
  • Tiredness
  • Swelling of veins
  • Breathlessness
  • Cramps
  • Anxiety or random swings in mood
  • Fits or seizures
  • Swelling in various body parts like the hands or legs or feet
  • There are many other side-effects that vary from individual to individual. You can consult your doctor regarding this. 

Note: It is very important to remember that in case you have forgotten or missed your regular curepen dosage due to any reason, make up for it as soon as possible (overdose not recommended).


Before we jump on to discuss the dosage let’s first get familiar with the Antibiotic Sensitivity Test that your doctor might advise you to take before prescribing the dosage amount.

Antibiotic Sensitivity Test

Also referred to as Antibiotic Susceptibility Test, it is a lab test that patients need to undertake in order to let the doctor know about which antibiotic will be the most suitable and effective for the patient, in order to treat a specific bacterial infection. It also allows the doctor to decide the right amount of dosage for a patient.

As for the dosage requirements, it depends and varies according to the following factors:

  1. Type of bacterial infection to be treated
  2. Age of the patient
  3. Height/ weight distribution of the patient
  4. Patients existing medical condition and medical history
  5. Patients liver condition

Storage requirements:

The optimum storage temperature is  20º- 25ºC (68º-77ºF).

The above-listed guidelines are solely a representation of the data available on the internet and therefore it is advised to consult your physician before taking curepen.