Zilamac 500 mg/500 mg Injection

Introduction

Zilamac 500 mg/500 mg Injection is a combination of antibiotic medicines. It is prescribed to treat various types of severe bacterial infections. It fights against the infection-causing microorganisms to prevent further infections.

Zilamac 500 mg/500 mg Injection should only be administered under the supervision of a healthcare professional. Do not miss any scheduled appointments for taking this medicine. The course of the medicine should be completed even if you feel better.

The common side effects of this medicine are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rashes, etc. You may also experience injection site redness, swelling, and pain that goes away with time. If any of the side effects get aggravated, you must consult your doctor immediately. If you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.), you must seek immediate medical help.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are taking any medicines for any health condition. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctor before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive drowsiness with this medicine. It usually does not impair your ability to drive, but you should not drive if it makes you feel sleepy or dizzy.

Uses of Zilamac Injection

  • Severe bacterial infections

Side effects of Zilamac Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Zilamac

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash

How to use Zilamac Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Zilamac Injection works

Zilamac 500 mg/500 mg Injection is a combination of two medicines: Imipenem and Cilastatin. Imipenem is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria in the human body. Cilastatin is dehydropeptidase I inhibitor which blocks the activity of an enzyme (dehydropeptidase I) that causes breakdown of Imipenem. Hence, it helps Imipenem stay active in your body for a longer period of time.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Zilamac 500 mg/500 mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zilamac 500 mg/500 mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zilamac 500 mg/500 mg Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Zilamac 500 mg/500 mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
There are some side effects associated with this medicine (such as seeing, hearing, or feeling something that is not there) that may affect some patients’ ability to drive.

Kidney

CAUTION
Zilamac 500 mg/500 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zilamac 500 mg/500 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Zilamac 500 mg/500 mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.