Cilaxter 250 mg/250 mg Injection


Overview

Uses of Cilaxter Injection
Cilaxter 250 mg/250 mg Injection is used in the treatment of severe bacterial infections.
Cilaxter Injection side effects
Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Rash
How to use Cilaxter Injection
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Cilaxter Injection works
Cilaxter 250 mg/250 mg Injection is a combination of two medicines: Imipenem and Cilastatin. Imipenem is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria in the human body. Cilastatin is dehydropeptidase I inhibitor which blocks the activity of an enzyme (dehydropeptidase I) that causes breakdown of Imipenem. Hence, it helps Imipenem stay active in your body for a longer period of time.
Cilaxter Injection related warnings
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Cilaxter 250 mg/250 mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Cilaxter 250 mg/250 mg Injection is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
There are some side effects associated with this medicine (such as seeing, hearing, or feeling something that is not there) that may affect some patients' ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cilaxter 250 mg/250 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cilaxter 250 mg/250 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Cilaxter 250 mg/250 mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

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  • Cilaxter 250 mg/250 mg Injection is used to treat severe bacterial infections, including those acquired in hospital and those involving many different types of bacteria.
  • It is given by a drip into a vein (intravenous infusion) over 20 to 60 minutes.
  • Tell you doctor if you are allergic to penicillin as this medicine should be avoided or used with caution in penicillin allergy.
  • Your doctor may monitor your liver and kidney function while you are having treatment with this medication.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.

Related Lab Tests
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 25th Jan 2018.
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
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