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Imipenem is a beta-lactam antibiotic belongings to the subgroup of carbapenems. Imipenem has a broad spectrum of activity against aerobic and anaerobic Gram positive as well as Gram negative bacteria. It is particularly important for its activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa and the Enterococcus species. Imipenem is rapidly degraded by the renal enzyme dehydropeptidase when administered alone, and is always co-administered with cilastatin to prevent this inactivation. The bactericidal activity of imipenem results from the inhibition of cell wall synthesis. Its greatest affinity is for penicillin binding proteins (PBPs) 1A, 1B, 2, 4, 5 and 6 of Escherichia coli, and 1A, 1B, 2, 4 and 5 of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The lethal effect is related to binding to PBP 2 and PBP 1B. Imipenem is marketed under the brand name Primaxin. PRIMAXIN I.M. (Imipenem and Cilastatin for Injectable Suspension) is a formulation of imipenem (a thienamycin antibiotic) and cilastatin sodium (the inhibitor of the renal dipeptidase, dehydropeptidase I). PRIMAXIN I.M. is a potent broad spectrum antibacterial agent for intramuscular administration.   NCATS

  • SMILES: C[C@@H](O)[C@@H]1[C@H]2CC(=C(N2C1=O)C(=O)O)SCCNC=N
  • InChIKey: ZSKVGTPCRGIANV-ZXFLCMHBSA-N
  • Mol. Mass: 299.35
  • ALogP: -0.18
  • ChEMBL Molecules:
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Combination drugs

( cilastatin (primaxin), imipenem (primaxin) - other name: imipenem and cilastatin )
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( cilastatin (primaxin), relebactam (Recarbrio), imipenem (primaxin) - other name: imipenem/cilastatin/relebactam )
(5r,6s)-3-(2-formimidoylamino-ethylsulfanyl)-6-((r)-1-hydroxy-ethyl)-7-oxo-1-aza-bicyclo[3.2.0]hept-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid | (5r,6s)-3-((2-(formimidoylamino)ethyl)thio)-6-((r)-1-hydroxyethyl)-7-oxo-1-azabicyclo(3.2.0)hept-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid | (5r,6s)-6-((r)-1-hydroxyethyl)-3-(2-(iminomethylamino)ethylthio)-7-oxo-1-azabicyclo(3.2.0)hept-2-ene-2-carbonsaeure | imipemide | imipenem | imipenem anhydrous | imipenem + cilastatin | imipenem hydrate | imipenemum | imipenen | mk0787 | mk-0787 | n-formimidoylthienamycin | n-formimidoyl thienamycin | tienamycin

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