Encyclopedia > Ertapenem

  Article Content

Ertapenem

Ertapenem is an carbapenem[?] antibiotic marketed under the name INVANZ.

It is similar to the earlier imipenem[?], but has a longer half-life. The marketing slogan is The Power of One, as the dose is one gram, once a day. It must be given parenterally (by injection or infusion).

It is designed to be more effective against gram-negative bacteria than its predessor. It is not effective against MRSA or Pseudomonas aeruginosa.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Anna Karenina

... in the final installment. Consequently, the novel's first complete appearance was in book form. Related Topics Madame Bovary Molly Bloom's Soliloquy Warning: ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 57.4 ms