Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

US Brand Name

  1. Primaxin IM
  2. Primaxin IV


Imipenem and cilastatin combination is used in the treatment of infections caused by bacteria. It works by killing bacteria or preventing their growth. This medicine will not work for colds, flu, or other virus infections.

Imipenem and cilastatin combination is used to treat infections in many different parts of the body. It is sometimes given with other antibiotics.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although these uses are not included in product labeling, imipenem and cilastatin combination is used in certain patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Febrile neutropenia (treatment)
  • Melioidosis (treatment)

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Powder for Solution