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Primaxin I.V. Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is imipenem and cilastatin (Primaxin I.V.)?
- What are the possible side effects of imipenem and cilastatin (Primaxin I.V.)?
- What is the most important information I should know about imipenem and cilastatin (Primaxin I.V.)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before use imipenem and cilastatin (Primaxin I.V.)?
- How should I use imipenem and cilastatin (Primaxin I.V.)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Primaxin I.V.)?
- What happens if I overdose (Primaxin I.V.)?
- What should I avoid while using imipenem and cilastatin (Primaxin I.V.)?
- What other drugs will affect imipenem and cilastatin (Primaxin I.V.)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Primaxin I.V.)?
If imipenem and cilastatin is given in a hospital setting, it is not likely that you will miss a dose. If you are using the medication at home and you miss a dose, give the injection as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Primaxin I.V.)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include weakness, drooping eyelid, tremors, trouble breathing, or seizure (black-out or convulsions).
What should I avoid while using imipenem and cilastatin (Primaxin I.V.)?
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
What other drugs will affect imipenem and cilastatin (Primaxin I.V.)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- valproic acid (Depakene, Stavzor);
- ganciclovir (Cytovene);
- probenecid (Benemid);
- a penicillin antibiotic such as amoxicillin (Amoxil, Augmentin), ampicillin (Omnipen, Principen), dicloxacillin (Dycill, Dynapen), oxacillin (Bactocill), or penicillin (Beepen-VK, Ledercillin VK, Pen-V, Pen-Vee K, Pfizerpen, V-Cillin K, Veetids, and others); or
- a cephalosporin antibiotic such as cefaclor (Ceclor), cefuroxime (Ceftin), cefadroxil (Duricef), cephalexin (Keflex), and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with imipenem and cilastatin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about imipenem and cilastatin.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Primaxin I.V. Information
- Primaxin I.V. Drug Interactions Center: imipenem-cilastatin iv
- Primaxin I.V. Side Effects Center
- Primaxin I.V. Overview including Precautions
- Primaxin I.V. FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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