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imipenem/cilastatin - injection, Primaxin

GENERIC NAME: IMIPENEM/CILASTATIN - INJECTION (IM-i-PEM-em/SYE-la-STAT-in)

BRAND NAME(S): Primaxin

Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage

USES: This medication is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This medication is known as a carbapenem-type antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.

HOW TO USE: This medication is given by injection into a muscle or vein, usually every 6 to 8 hours or as directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.If you are giving this medication to yourself at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, use this drug at evenly spaced intervals.Continue to use this medication until the full prescribed treatment period is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014



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