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I -Nem (Imipenem and Cilastatin) Drug Price and Information

I -Nem is a broad spectrum beta-lactam antibiotic, prescribed for severe body infections. Cilastatin helps Imipenem work more effectively.

I -Nem

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Generic : Imipenem and Cilastatin
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    Drug information on I -Nem (Imipenem and Cilastatin) from Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd.


    Drug Name : Imipenem and Cilastatin

    Imipenem and Cilastatin(Primaxin) generic I -Nem is a broad spectrum beta-lactam antibiotic, prescribed for severe body infections. Cilastatin helps Imipenem work more effectively.
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    Trade Names for Imipenem and Cilastatin


    Medical condition(s) for which I -Nem may be prescribed

    Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

    Adult: IV- Susceptible infections- As imipenem: 1-2 g/day in divided doses 6-8 hourly.
    Surgical prophylaxis- As imipenem: 1 g on induction of anesth, followed by 1 g 3 hours later. Additional doses of 500 mg may be given at 8 and 16 hr after induction if needed.
    IM- Susceptible infections- As imipenem: 500 or 750 mg 12 hourly.
    Uncomplicated gonorrhoea- As imipenem: 500 mg as single dose.

    Side effects of I -Nem

    Skin : Rash and hives.

    Gastrointestinal: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, tooth or tongue discoloration and altered taste.

    Local: Inflammation, pain, vein inflammation and severe allergic reactions.

    How to use I -Nem?

    It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider either into the vein or into the large muscle.

    When Should I -Nem not be taken? (Contraindications)



    Warnings and Precautions for I -Nem

    Caution should be exercised in patients with history of seizures, brain injury, kidney, liver or gastrointestinal disease (especially colitis), asthma, who are taking other medications, any allergy, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

    While taking this medication monitor blood sugar level in diabetic patients.

    It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

    Other Precautions for I -Nem

    Avoid excess dosage.
    Avoid prolonged or long-term use of this medication.
    Monitor kidney function, liver function and complete blood cell count while taking this medication.

    Storage Conditions for I -Nem

    Normally handled and stored by healthcare provider.

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