Invanzand/or alternativesChemical Ingredient: Ertapenem Sodium
What is a generic medication?
Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
No generic is available for Invanz 1g/Vial.
- Manufactured by Merck
- Product of India • Shipped from India
- Prescription Required
No generic is available for Invanz 1g/Vial.
Invanz Drug Information
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Invanz Drug Information
Ertapenem is used to prevent and treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. Invanz is known as a carbapenem-type antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
How to Use Invanz
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using ertapenem and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Invanz is given by injection into a muscle or vein as directed by your doctor, usually once or twice daily. If you are using Invanz to prevent an infection, it is given by injection into a vein by a health care professional. It is given as directed by your doctor, usually 1 hour before your surgery. If Invanz is given by injection into a muscle, follow the manufacturer's directions for mixing with lidocaine 1 percent solution. Do not use this solution for injection into a vein. If you are using Invanz at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional. Before using, check Invanz visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely. The Dosage of Invanz is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. In children, the Dosage of Invanz is also based on age and weight. For the best effect, use this antibiotic at evenly spaced times. To help you remember, use Invanz at the same time(s) every day. Continue to use Invanz until the full prescribed treatment period is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection. Tell your doctor if your condition lasts or gets worse.
Before using ertapenem, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to penicillins or cephalosporins; or if you have any other allergies. Before getting ertapenem by injection into a muscle, also tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to any amide-type local anesthetics (such as lidocaine). Invanz may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Invanz, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,brain disorders (such as seizures, head injury, tumor), kidney disease, stomach/intestinal diseases (such as colitis). Ertapenem may cause live bacterial vaccines (such as typhoid vaccine) to not work as well. Do not have any immunizations/vaccinations while using Invanz unless your doctor tells you to. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using Invanz. Invanz passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
For the best possible benefit, it is important to receive each scheduled dose of Invanz as directed. If you miss a dose of Invanz, contact your doctor or pharmacist right away to establish a new dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.valproic acid and related drugs (such as divalproex sodium, sodium valproate). Although most antibiotics are unlikely to affect hormonal birth control such as pills, patch, or ring, a few antibiotics (such as rifampin, rifabutin) can decrease their effectiveness. This could result in pregnancy. If you use hormonal birth control, ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
Invanz Side Effects
What are Invanz side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Invanz may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Invanz as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Invanz
The side effects of Invanz may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Invanz. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Invanz may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Invanz, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Invanz.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Invanz, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Invanz and the side effects associated with Invanz are described in the following:
Common Invanz Side Effects
- injection site sequelae
- headache disorder
Less Frequent Invanz Side Effects
- neutropenic disorder
- abnormal hepatic function tests
- symptoms of anxiety
- gastroesophageal reflux disease
- skin inflammation
- pruritus of skin
- altered mental status
- general weakness
- skin rash
- chest pain
- abdominal pain with cramps
Rare or Very Rare Invanz Side Effects
- Clostridium difficile infection
- otitis externa
- urinary retention
- pleural effusions
- seizure disorder
- severe dyspnea
- heart failure
- cardiac arrhythmia
- gastrointestinal hemorrhage
- biliary calculus
- kidney disease with reduction in GFR
- DRESS syndrome
- Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
- toxic epidermal necrolysis
- Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis
- limb pain
- dental discoloration
- abdominal distension
- muscle weakness
- gait abnormality
- weight loss
- altered consciousness
- Induration of Skin
Consult the product instructions and your pharmacist for storage details. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Invanz when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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