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IMCI 500MG INJECTION

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Composition for IMCI

Imipenem(500 mg)

food interaction for IMCI

alcohol interaction for IMCI

pregnancy interaction for IMCI

lactation interaction for IMCI

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Imci 500mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Imci 500mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Imci 500mg injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for IMCI

Imipenem(500 mg)

Uses

Imci 500mg injection is used in serious bacterial infections.

How it works

Imci 500mg injection is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.

Common side effects

Decreased urination, Bruise, Bleeding, Chills, Confusion, Convulsion, Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Dizziness, Shortness of breath, Fever, Rash, Itching, Sore mouth, Sore throat, Stomach upset, Facial swelling, Wheezing, Vomiting

SUBSTITUTES for IMCI

3 Substitutes
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  • CILANE MONO 500MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    Rs. 1270.80/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 1270.80
    pay 22% more per injection
  • CIMISPECT 500MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Chandra Bhagat Pharma Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 1250/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 1250
    pay 20% more per injection
  • IC2 500MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Unimark Remedies Ltd
    Rs. 1295/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 1295
    pay 25% more per injection

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Expert advice for IMCI

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for IMCI

Imipenem

Q.Is imipenem a penicillin or beta lactam drug?
Imipenem is not a penicillin drug. It is a carbapenem beta-lactam antibiotic

Q.Is imipenem nephrotoxic or cause seizures?
Ganciclovir along with imipenem can increase risk of seizures. Imipenem 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

Q.What organisms does imipenem cover?
Imipenem 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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 17 February, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)