Imipenem-cistlastin (Primaxin)

Class of antibiotic> carbapenem β-Lactam antibiotic

Dosage: 500mg to 1gm IV every 12 to 8 hours

Administration: This medication has a very short half-life once mixed, so we attach the vial of medication via a Vial mate or Add-Ease device. This allows the Vial of medication to be connected to the bag of diluent.  Once activated the contents of the vial is reconstituted and the bag is ready to be infused via gravity drip.