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What is imipenem and cilastatin used for?

Imipenem and cilastatin (combined in a drug called Primaxin) is an antibiotic. It is used to treat serious infections that are mild to moderate in severity, such as lower respiratory infection, heart valve infection, infection caused by a burst appendix, and some abscesses.

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