Antimicrobials
Imipenem

Imipenem

Restricted

Medium
N/A

Spectrum of Activity

Dosing

General Information

  • Immediate and delayed-type allergy
  • GI disturbance
  • Cytopenias, positive Coombs
  • Liver enzyme abnormalities
  • CNS effects including confusional states and seizures
  • May decrease serum concentrations of valproic acid
  • Ganciclovir/valganciclovir - may increase risk of seizures
  • Cyclosporine - may enhance neurotoxic effects of Imipenem

Antimicrobial class: Carbapenem

Pregnancy category: C