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Glimaxin 500 mg/500 mg Injection


Overview

Introduction

Glimaxin 500 mg/500 mg Injection is a combination of antibiotic medicines. It is prescribed to treat various types of severe bacterial infections. It fights against the infection-causing microorganisms to prevent further infections.

Glimaxin 500 mg/500 mg Injection should only be administered under the supervision of a healthcare professional. Do not miss any scheduled appointments for taking this medicine. The course of the medicine should be completed even if you feel better.

The common side effects of this medicine are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rashes, etc. You may also experience injection site redness, swelling, and pain that goes away with time. If any of the side effects get aggravated, you must consult your doctor immediately. If you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.), you must seek immediate medical help.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are taking any medicines for any health condition. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctor before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive drowsiness with this medicine. It usually does not impair your ability to drive, but you should not drive if it makes you feel sleepy or dizzy.

Uses of Glimaxin Injection

  • Severe bacterial infections

Side effects of Glimaxin Injection

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Rash
    There are many treatments for a wide range of skin problems. Avoid hot showers or baths because hot water can irritate the skin. Make sure to pat dry your skin after a bath or shower. Do not rub or scratch the affected area. Leave the skin exposed to the air as much as possible. Do not use perfumed soaps or deodorants. Water containing chlorine can make most skin problems worse, so avoid swimming. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke and caffeine as it may also make itching worse. Avoid excessive sun exposure. Always use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Moisturizers can be used regularly to soothe and hydrate the affected area. If it does not get better within a week, speak to a pharmacist or doctor.

How to use Glimaxin Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Glimaxin Injection works

Glimaxin 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Glimaxin 500 mg/500 mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Glimaxin 500 mg/500 mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Glimaxin 500 mg/500 mg Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Glimaxin 500 mg/500 mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
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
Glimaxin 500 mg/500 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Glimaxin 500 mg/500 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Glimaxin 500 mg/500 mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Glimaxin 500 mg/500 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.

Patient Concerns

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I have a history of recurring yeast and bacterial vaginosis infections.
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tab metrogyl 500 mg twice a day x 5 days and tab fluconazole 150 mg three doses alternate days
Azithromycin-500 mg tab dosage for my throat infections
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
Ask ur prescribing doctor Get urself tested if it's required Do not see medicate
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FAQs

Q. For how long is Glimaxin used?

Duration of treatment with Glimaxin depends on the severity of your infection, which will be decided by your doctor.

Q. How long does Glimaxin take to work?

Usually, Glimaxin starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. For how long is Glimaxin used?

Duration of treatment with Glimaxin depends on the severity of your infection, which will be decided by your doctor.

Q. How long does Glimaxin take to work?

Usually, Glimaxin starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

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References
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