Merck Manual

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Carbapenems

Carbapenems

Drug

Common Uses

Some Side Effects

Doripenem

Ertapenem

Imipenem-cilastatin

Imipenem-cilastatin-relebactam

Meropenem

Meropenem-vaborbactam

Abdominal and urinary infections

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