Pharmacological characteristics of ertapenem.

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[Pharmacological characteristics of ertapenem.]

Klin Mikrobiol Infekc Lek. 2013 Mar;19(1):8-10

Authors: Urbánek K, Suchánková H

Ertapenem is a broad-spectrum bactericidal carbapenem antibiotic. It differs from the other substances of this group by the absence of action against Gram-negative non-fermenting bacilli and by a long elimination half-life, which allows once-daily administration. It is administered once daily in a dose of 1 gram intravenously. Ertapenem is generally well-tolerated, with the most common side effects being diarrhea and phlebitis at the injection site. It is used for the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia, intra-abdominal and gynecological infections, and skin and soft tissue infections, including diabetic foot.

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