Critinem 500mg Injection
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Critinem 500mg Injection Description
Critinem 500mg Injection is a combination of Imipenem and Cilastatin. It is an antibiotic medicine.
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Uses of Critinem 500mg Injection
For the treatment of infection of the lung, airways, urinary tract, bones, joints, stomach and surrounding organs like pancreas, liver, gallbladder, etc. It is also used for the treatment of infection in the inner lining of the heart and blood infections...
Contraindications of Critinem 500mg Injection
- If you are allergic to Imipenem, Cilastatin or any ingredients of this injection
- If you are allergic to similar antibiotics like Meropenem, Biapenem and Doripenem
Side effects of Critinem 500mg Injection
- Nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting and stomach discomforts
- Low blood pressure, fever, fits, dizziness and sleepiness
- Itching, rashes and skin allergies
Precautions and Warnings of Critinem 500mg Injection
Can I take Critinem 500mg Injection during pregnancy?
The components of this injection can be harmful during pregnancy. It should only be taken during pregnancy if no other alternatives are available and potential benefit outweighs the associated risk.
Can I take Critinem 500mg Injection while breastfeeding?
The components of this injection passes in breast milk in small amounts. Keep a watch for the symptoms of fungal infection of mouth and diarrhoea in your baby.
Can I drive if I have consumed Critinem 500mg Injection?
You may feel dizzy and sleepy after taking this injection. Thus, it is advised not to drive or operate machines.
Can I consume alcohol with Critinem 500mg Injection?
It is advised not to consume alcohol when you have taken this injection. This medicine and alcohol can cause adverse effects like dizziness, drowsiness and stomach upset.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- If you experience any allergic reactions which can be sometimes very serious, reach out to the emergency department immediately
- If you experience fits, mental confusion or you have a previous history or brain disease
- If you experience black tarry stools and watery diarrhoea after taking this injection
- If you experience other infections while on treatment with this medicine
- If you have a pre-existing liver disorder or develops after taking this injection
- If you have kidney disease, your dose needs to be reduced in that case
- This medicine is not recommended to be used in children, especially with kidney problem
Mode of Action of Critinem 500mg Injection
How Does It Work?
Imipenem works by killing the bacteria responsible for infection by interrupting the formation of cell wall. Cilastatin helps imipenem work more effectively by preventing its metabolism by enzymes in kidneys and maintains its optimal levels to fight against infections....
Directions for Use of Critinem 500mg Injection
- This medicine comes as an injection and it will be given in the hospital by your doctor or nurse
- Do not self inject this medicine
Interactions of Critinem 500mg Injection
Interactions with other medicines
- You may experience fits if you are taking an antiviral medicine like Ganciclovir
- Medicines like Valproic acid used to treat fits may not be able to control fits
- Increased chances of bleeding with Warfarin which can stop blood clotting
- Medicines used to treat gout-like Probenecid
Storage and disposal of Critinem 500mg Injection
- Store this medicine below 25°C
- Do not freeze the reconstituted solution
- Any unused portion should be discarded properly
Dosage of Critinem 500mg Injection
Your doctor or nurse will give this injection in a hospital setting. Therefore, it is less likely to provide you with more or less of this medicine. If you experience any unwanted effects like fits, confusion, nausea, vomiting, low blood pressure and heart rate after taking this injection, inform your doctor or reach out to your nearest hospital....
Missed a Dose
It is unlikely that a dose may be missed, as this injection is administered in a hospital or clinic. However, if you think your doctor or nurse might have missed to give a scheduled dose of this injection, inform them immediately....
Dr. Ravi Kakarla
Dr. Ritu Budania
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What is antibiotic-associated diarrhoea? Does it occur with Critinem 500mg Injection?
A: Antibiotic-associated diarrhoea refers to passing loose, watery and tarry stools three or more times a day after taking antibiotics. Yes, it occurs with all strong antibiotics and with Critinem 500mg Injection too. It occurs due to bacterial imbalance in the intestine due to antibiotic treatment.
Q: Is there anything else I need to know before taking Critinem 500mg Injection?
A: Kidney function test, liver function test and blood picture assessment needs to be done routinely while on treatment with Critinem 500mg Injection. Kidney function needs to be tested before starting therapy. The maximum dosage in a day should not exceed 4 g and this medicine should not be used in children weighing less than 30 kg.
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