Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
IMIVIN 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.
IMIVIN 500 MG/500 MG INJECTION is probably safe to use durin
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.
IMIVIN 500 MG/500 MG INJECTION should be used with caution i
n patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of IMIVIN 500 MG/500 MG INJECTION may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of IMIVIN
500 MG/500 MG INJECTION in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 1st Dec 2017.