What is Tienam used for?

What is Tienam used for?

Tienam is an antibiotic used in complicated infections, generally in hospital. It has been used to treat infections of the lungs, the urinary tract (structures that carry urine), the abdomen, skin and the reproductive system. It can also be used in patients whose immune system is weakened when they have a fever.

How do you give Tienam?

Method of administration TIENAM is to be reconstituted and further diluted (see section 6.2, 6.3 and 6.6) prior to administration. Each dose of ≤500 mg/500 mg should be given by intravenous infusion over 20 to 30 minutes. Each dose >500 mg/500 mg should be infused over 40 to 60 minutes.

What class of drug is Tienam?

Imipenem is in a class of medications called carbapenem antibiotics. It works by killing bacteria. Cilastatin is in a class of medications called dehydropeptidase inhibitors.

What is imipenem used to treat?

Imipenem and cilastatin is a combination medicine used to treat severe infections of the heart, lungs, bladder, kidneys, skin, blood, bones, joints, stomach, or female reproductive organs. Imipenem and cilastatin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the side effects of meropenem?

Side Effects

  • Bluish lips or skin.
  • cold, clammy skin.
  • fast heartbeat.
  • fast, weak pulse.
  • itching, skin rash.
  • lightheadedness.
  • rapid, shallow breathing.

How long does it take for imipenem to work?

How long does meropenem take to work? In Meningitidis, it takes 7–10 days. In influenzae type b infection, it takes 10–14 days for pneumoniae infection.

Who should not take imipenem?


  • diarrhea from an infection with Clostridium difficile bacteria.
  • a low seizure threshold.
  • seizures.
  • chronic kidney disease stage 2 (mild)
  • chronic kidney disease stage 3A (moderate)
  • chronic kidney disease stage 3B (moderate)
  • chronic kidney disease stage 4 (severe)