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Invanz (ertapenem) (anti-infective drug) states "do not administer with dextrose". Why?

Invanz (ertapenem) (anti-infective drug) states "do not administer with dextrose". Why?

Invanz (ertapenem): It probably reacts with dextrose, therefore recommended with normal saline. ...Read more

Dr. Bradford Patt
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Wy does invanz (ertapenem) (anti-infective drug) state "do not administer with dextrose"?

Wy does invanz (ertapenem) (anti-infective drug) state "do not administer with dextrose"?

Causes instability: Ertapenem (invanz) molecule becomes "unstable" in sugar solutions (mannitol, dextrose, etc.). Therefore, all the drug labels specifically point out to not infuse with dextrose. ...Read more

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After being on a picc line for drug invanz (ertapenem) and the more ab's (after a surgical inf.), i now have staph on my skin. Mupirocin not working.I'm worried..

After being on a picc line for drug invanz (ertapenem) and the more ab's (after a surgical inf.), i now have staph on my skin. Mupirocin not working.I'm worried..

Complications: Surgical site infections are serious and frustrating, but they do occur. Sounds like you are being treated appropriately with the picc line and antibiotics. Recovery from surgery and then the infection is difficult. Take your vitamins, wash your skin with mild soap and rinse well. Use olive oil on your wet skin to moisturize it, then hairdryer the area. Stay in contact with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you give invanz (ertapenem) and a TPN in the same picc line?

Can you give invanz (ertapenem) and a TPN in the same picc line?

Can but should NOT: There should be separate lines for TPN and antibiotics, do not combine or switch them. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Invanz (ertapenem) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Invanz (ertapenem) allergy?

Invanz allergy: Invanz (ertapenem) is an antibacterial medication that is used to treat bacterial infections & to
prevent infections s/p colon/ rectal surgery. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.rxlist.com/invanz-side-effects-drug-center.htm ...Read more

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Ertapenem antibiotic and muscle spasms, what to do?

Ertapenem antibiotic and muscle spasms, what to do?

Call the MD: Please call the doctor who prescribed the medication to you and discuss your side effect with them. You might need to be re-evaluated by them. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of using vancomycin and invanz (ertapenem) during pregnancy?

What are the side effects of using vancomycin and invanz (ertapenem) during pregnancy?

Limited Data: Both antibiotics have limited data available for any fetal effects during pregnancy. Invanz (ertapenem) is considered category b or safe based on animal studies with limited human experience. Vancomycin is considered category b/c for simlar reasons. There is no data reporting malformations. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of using vancomycin and invanz (ertapenem) during pregnancy?

What are the side effects of using vancomycin and invanz (ertapenem)  during pregnancy?

Limited Data: Both antibiotics have limited data available for any fetal effects during pregnancy. Invanz (ertapenem) is considered category b or safe based on animal studies with limited human experience. Vancomycin is considered category b/c for simlar reasons. There is no data reporting malformations. ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects of using vancomycin and invanz (ertapenem) injections during pregnancy?

What are some of the side effects of using vancomycin and invanz (ertapenem) injections during pregnancy?

Vancomycin: Vancomycin capsules are FDA pregnancy category B & Vancomycin oral solution is FDA pregnancy category C. ...Read more

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Are vancomycin and invanz (ertapenem) injections dangerous during pregnancy? My doc wants me to take it.

Are vancomycin and invanz (ertapenem) injections dangerous during pregnancy? My doc wants me to take it.

Limited Data: Both antibiotics have limited data available for any fetal effects during pregnancy. Invanz (ertapenem) is considered category b or safe based on animal studies with limited human experience. Vancomycin is considered category b/c for simlar reasons. There is no data reporting malformations. ...Read more

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I finished 4 weeks of IV infusions of invanz, (ertapenem) fluconazole, and vancomycin a few days ago. Is it safe to have a drink with dinner?

I finished 4 weeks of IV infusions of invanz, (ertapenem) fluconazole, and vancomycin a few days ago. Is it safe to have a drink with dinner?

Depends: If you are completely finished with those medicines and not taking any oral antibiotics or antifungals, then it's probably ok. It also depends on what other medicines you are on and what your recent liver function numbers were. ...Read more

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Will tiny anastomosis leak after a colon resection heal after two or more weeks of Invanz & TPN, along with colon resting?

Will tiny anastomosis leak after a colon resection heal after two or more weeks of Invanz & TPN, along with colon resting?

Complex : If it is tiny, it should most likely resolve as the omentum seals it. Usually with a leak, bowel rest with TPN, antibiotics for a short period (not established) 2-4 weeks and +\- percutaneous drainage can replace the need for further surgery if the leak is tiny. Usually this requires a follow up CT study with oral contrast and many factors. (ID prespective) - may need surgery later ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isnt good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc..It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more

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What medication need to be taken for acidity?

What medication need to be taken for acidity?

Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more

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