Ertapenem is generally used in treatment of prevention of infection after surgery of the colon or rectum and severe bacterial infections It is generally used in treatment of infections of various body parts like skin and soft tissues, urinary tract, blood, brain and lungs (pneumonia).
Injection site reactions (pain
How to use
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How it works
Ertapenem is an antibiotic. It makes the condition better by preventing the bacteria from forming a bacterial protective covering that's essential for the bacteria to survive, thereby killing them.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Ertapenem and penicillin or a sulfa drug or a beta lactam or does Ertapenem contain penicillin? Ertapenem is an antibiotic of the beta-lactam group, similar in structure to penicillins. However, they are used for the treatment of different infections. Ertapenem is not a sulfa drug
Q. what is Ertapenem used for? Ertapenem is used to treat infections in various parts of the body caused by bacteria that are susceptible it. These include gynecologic and abdominal infections, pneumonia, skin and underlying tissue infections due to diabetes (e.g. diabetic foot). It is also used to prevent infection after certain types of surgeries
Q. What is Ertapenem sodium? Ertapenem sodium is sodium salt of the Ertapenem antibiotic
Q. Is Ertapenem nephrotoxic? Yes. It increases serum creatinine and serum urea
Q. What is Ertapenem IV? Ertapenem IV is intravenous preparation of Ertapenem i.e. solution of Ertapenem that is used for direct injection into a blood vessel (vein) over few minutes or hours
Q. Does Ertapenem cover enterococcus or enterococcus faecalis or pseudomonas? No, Ertapenem is not effective against enterococcus or enterococcus faecalis and pseudomonas at all
Q. Does Ertapenem cover VRE or ESBL or MSSA? Ertapenem covers ESBL (extended spectrum beta lactamase) producing bacteria as well as MSSA (methicillin sensitive staphylococcus aureus). It does not cover and is ineffective to treat VRE (vancomycin resistant enterococci)
Q. Is Ertapenem compatible with d5w? Ertapenem is not compatible with dextrose 5% injection solution
Q. Is Ertapenem a vesicant? Ertapenem is not a vesicant. However, leakage of the Ertapenem solution during injection can cause pain and swelling of the surrounding skin and underlying tissue, as well as skin ulceration.
Your doctor has prescribed Ertapenem to cure your infection and improve symptoms.It may cause diarrhea and loose bowel movements. Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated and inform your doctor if it becomes persistent or contains blood or mucus.Discontinue Ertapenem and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing. Your doctor may monitor your liver function while taking this medication.Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
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