Antimicrobials
Ertapenem

Ertapenem

Restricted

Medium
N/A

Dosing

General Information

Targeted therapy of ESBL infections and other resistant gram negative infections.

  • Immediate and delayed-type allergy
  • GI disturbance
  • Cytopenias, eosinophilia, positive Coombs
  • Liver enzyme abnormalities
  • Seizure risk lower than other carbapenems

Antimicrobial class: Carbapenem

Pregnancy category: B

Average serum half life: 4 hours

Biliary penetration: Moderate

Lung penetration: Therapeutic

Urine penetration: Therapeutic