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Who should not take imipenem and cilastatin?

People who have an allergy to any of the ingredients in imipenem-cilastatin should not receive the drug. Imipenem-cilastatin may not be safe for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to become pregnant. Others who may not be able to tolerate imipenem-cilastatin include: those who have seizures, asthma, kidney or liver problems, colitis or who have had a brain injury. This drug treats bacterial infections only, not viral or fungal infections.

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