Which medications in the drug class Antibiotic, Carbapenem are used in the treatment of Mycobacterium Chelonae?

Updated: Dec 20, 2018
  • Author: Alfred Scott Lea, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Antibiotic, Carbapenem

Imipenem/cilastatin (Primaxin)

Imipenem/cilastatin combination inhibits bacterial cell wall synthesis by binding to one or more of the penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs). Cilastatin prevents renal metabolism of imipenem by competitive inhibition of dehydropeptidase along the brush border of the renal tubules. This combination is used in combination with other antimicrobials.

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