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Carbapenems

Carbapenems

Drug

Common Uses

Some Side Effects

Doripenem

Ertapenem

Imipenem-cilastatin

Imipenem-cilastatin-relebactam

Meropenem

Meropenem-vaborbactam

Infections due to susceptible bacteria resistant to other antibiotics

Uncommonly, seizures (risk is slightly higher with imipenem)

Confusion

Rarely, an allergic reaction in people who are allergic to penicillin