Ertapenem

ERTAFAST (Ertapenem) is used alone or in combination with other antibiotics to treat infections caused by bacteria in many different parts of the body. It works by killing bacteria or preventing their growth. This medicine will not work for colds, flu, or other virus infections. Ertapenem is also used to prevent infections after having surgery of the colon and rectum. This agent is stable against hydrolysis by a variety of beta-lactamases, including penicillinases, cephalosporinases and extended-spectrum beta-lactamases.

Therapy Area: Antibiotic (Injectables)
Form: Parentral intravenous injection
Packaging: 1x1 vial

COMPOSITION:

Ertapenem 1 gm

MODE OF ACTION:

The bactericidal activity of ertapenem results from the inhibition of cell wall synthesis and is mediated through ertapenem binding to penicillin binding proteins (PBPs). In Escherichia coli, it has strong affinity toward PBPs 1a, 1b, 2, 3, 4 and 5 with preference for PBPs 2 and 3. Ertapenem is stable against hydrolysis by a variety of beta-lactamases, including penicillinases, and cephalosporinases and extended spectrum beta-lactamases.

INDICATIONS

  • Skin and Skin Structure Infections
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Intra-amniotic infections
  • Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)
  • Pelvic Infections

Dosage

1 gm 1 day IV / IM upto 14 days depending upoon the severity of the diesease

Disclaimer:

This information is for registered medical practitioner only. Anyone other than medical practitioner should consult medical practitioner before using this product.

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