Medicine Overview of IC2 Injection
IC2 250mg Injection is used in serious bacterial infections. It is used in infections of various body parts like skin and soft tissues, urinary tract, blood, brain and lungs (pneumonia).
Nausea, Vomiting, Seizure.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
IC2 250mg Injection is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming their own protective covering which is required for their survival in the human body.
In Depth Information on IC2 Injection
- Imipenem is given as a powder for solution for intravenous infusion by a doctor or nurse using a suitable infusion fluid.
- Do not start or continue the imipenem, if you have kidney, liver, or urinary problems; history of fits (seizures) or central nervous system problems (e.g. tremors).
- Do not take imipenem if you experience inflammation of the large intestine (colitis) or any other gastrointestinal disease.
- Do not drive or operate heavy machinery because you may feel sleepy or dizzy while being treated with imipenem.
- Avoid using imipenem, if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
IC2 Injection related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
IC2 250mg 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.
IC2 250mg 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 IC2 250mg Injection (such as seeing, hearing something that does not exist and this may affect some patient's ability to drive)
IC2 250mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of IC2 250mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Patients with advanced kidney disease are at high risk of seizures. Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advised while you are taking this medicine.
There is limited information available on the use of IC2 250mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of IC2 250mg Injection, please consult your doctor.
Frequently asked questions about IC2 Injection
Q. Is imipenem a penicillin or beta lactam drug?
Imipenem is not a penicillin drug. It is a carbapenem beta-lactam antibiotic
Ganciclovir along with Ic2 can increase risk of seizures. Ic2 generally not been shown to cause nephrotoxicity. Please consult your doctor if you experience these side effects
Q. What is imipenem-cilastatin used for?
Imipenem and cilastatin are used as combination therapy for bacterial infections. Cilastatin reduces the inactivation of imipenem from enzymes released from kidney and extends their spectrum of activity
Ic2 is active against most of the gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, aerobes as well as anaerobes. It is effective against pseudomonas, legionella, and acinetobacter, and many other; not treatable by other antibiotics.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Taking IC2 with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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