Who shouldn’t use imipenem-cilastatin?

Imipenem-cilastatin is an antibiotic. It should not be used to treat a viral or a fungal infection. It also shouldn't be used with drugs that can cause heart damage, such as doxorubicin (Adriamycin, Rubex), doxorubicin liposomal (Doxil), daunorubicin (Cerubidine), daunorubicin liposomal (Daunoxome) or mitoxantrone (Novantrone). People with a heart condition or blockage, kidney disease, are on dialysis, epilepsy or other seizure disorder are at increased risk of side effects.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you shouldn't use imipenem-cilastatin, without first knowing the risks it poses to a fetus and nursing infant. If you are allergic to either imipenem or cilastatin or any ingredient in this medication, do not use it.

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