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Consuming alcohol with Erpen 1g does not cause any harmful side effects.
Erpen 1g is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, ther... View More
Erpen 1g is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Erpen 1g may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive. Certain side effects, such as dizziness and sleepiness, have been reported wit... View More
Erpen 1g should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Erpen 1g may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Erpen 1g is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Erpen 1g is recommended.
Erpen 1g is an antibiotic belonging to the carbapenem group that fights bacteria. It is used to treat severe infections of the skin, lungs, stomach, uri... View More
Uses of Erpen 1g
- Bacterial infections
Side effects of Erpen 1g
- Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
How to use Erpen 1g
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Erpen 1g works
Erpen 1g is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to s... View More
What if you forget to take Erpen 1g?
If you miss a dose of Erpen 1g, please consult your doctor.
- Erpen 1g is an antibiotic that's usually only given in the hospital for serious infections.
- It is given by a drip into a vein (intravenous infusion) over 20 to 60 minutes.
- Inform your doctor if you are allergic to penicillin or if you are taking any seizure medication before starting treatment with this medication.
- Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Inform your doctor if you develop severe stomach pain or if you find blood in your stools.
- Your doctor may monitor your liver and kidney function while you are having treatment with this medication.
Intra-abdominal infections, Community-acquired pneumonia, Skin and skin structure infections, Urinary tract infections, Pyelonephritis, Surgical infecti... View More
IV Preparation Reconstitute 1 g vial with 10 mL SWI, NS, or BWI; shake well; transfer to 50 mL NS IV Administration Infuse over 30 minutes IM Pr... View More
Community-Acquired Pneumonia 1 g/day IV/IM up to 14 days; after ?3 days of parenteral therapy, may be switched to appropriate PO regimen if patient imp... View More
Community-Acquired Pneumonia, Complicated Urinary Tract Infections (Including Pyelonephritis) 3-12 years: 15 mg/kg IV/IM q12hr up to 14 days; not to ex... View More
Renal impairment CrCl >30 mL/min/1.73 m²: Dosage adjustment not necessary CrCl <30 mL/min/1.73 m² and end-stage renal disease (ESRD): 500 mg/day IV D... View More
Mode of Action
Ertapenem acts similarly to penicillins by bacterial cell wall inhibition. It is active against many gram-negative and aerobic and anaerobic organisms. ... View More
Hypersensitivity to penicillins, cephalosporins or other beta-lactams (possibility of cross-sensitivity). Renal impairment; CNS disorders e.g. epilepsy.... View More
>10% Diarrhea (2-12%) 1-10% Elevated liver function tests (LFTs) (7-9%),Nausea (6-9%),Headache (6-7%),Infused vein complications (5-7%),Increased p... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy Available data from a small number of postmarketing cases with use in pregnancy are insufficient to inform any drug-associated risks for majo... View More
May decrease plasma levels of valproic acid thus, increasing the risk of seizures. Increased plasma concentrations w/ probenecid.
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More