Why use Cilanem-500+500mg?
Cilanem-500+500mg is a broad-spectrum beta-lactam medication. It contains an equal amount of Imipenem and Cilastatin as its active ingredients. It is closely related to the cephalosporin and penicillin family but it is classified under the carbapenem class. It is a potent drug that fights against bacterial infections. It is manufactured by Sun Pharma and is available here at a very reasonable price.
How does Cilanem-500+500mg work?
Cilanem-500+500mg is a carbapenem antibiotic that works by killing the bacteria. Imipenem is a semisynthetic thienamycin. It works against gram-positive and gram-negative aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. It is proven to be effective in treating body infections but it is more effective when used together with Cilastatin, a renal dipeptidase inhibitor. It increases the half-life and tissue penetration of Imipenem. The combined action interferes the integrity of the bacterial cell wall causing the bacteria to stop replicating and spreading.
How to use Cilanem-500+500mg?
Cilanem-500+500mg comes as a powder to be mixed with a liquid. It is to be injected intravenously or intramuscularly. Cilanem-500+500mg should be infused slowly over a period of 20 minutes to one hour. It should be infused every 6 to 8 hours. When induced intramuscularly, it should be injected on the buttocks or thigh once every 12 hours. Your dose and the length of your treatment depends on your condition and the severity of your condition. After your medication, your doctor may require you to switch to an oral antibiotic to complete your treatment.
What are the side effects of Cilanem-500+500mg?
Cilanem injection may cause some undesirable side effects. If the symptoms below won’t go away tell your doctor right away.
- Redness, swelling and pain at the injection site
Serious side effects are:
- Difficulty swallowing and breathing
- Blisters on the skin
Warnings and Precautions
Before using this medication tell your doctor if:
- You are allergic to Cilastatin or imipenem or you have other allergies
- You have had a history of head injury
- You have a kidney and liver problems
- You have a seizure or epilepsy
- You are allergic to other types of antibiotic