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Who shouldn’t use imipenem and cilastatin injections?

People who are allergic to imipenem, cilastatin or other carbapenems should not use an imipenem-cilastatin. Pregnant women may not be able to use this form of antibiotic because of potential health risks to the fetus. People who have a history of seizures, central nervous disorders or kidney disease can have adverse reactions to imipenem-cilastatin, including an increased risk for seizures or tremors.

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