CILAXTER 500 MG/500 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.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
CILAXTER 500 MG/500 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.
CILAXTER 500 MG/500 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.
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.
CILAXTER 500 MG/500 MG INJECTION should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of CILAXTER 500 MG/500 MG INJECTION may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of CILAXTER 500 MG/500 MG INJECTION in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.