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Dr. David Ostreicher
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Invanz (Overview)

Invanz is a carbapenem which is a kind of anti-bacterial drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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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. David Ostreicher
16 doctors shared insights

Invanz (Overview)

Invanz is a carbapenem which is a kind of anti-bacterial drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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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

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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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Is Zyvox (linezolid) effective against Serratia?

Is Zyvox (linezolid) effective against Serratia?

No definitely not: Zyvox, or linezolid, has great activity against Gram Positive bacteria. Serratia however is Gram Negative. Those classifications have to do with the structure of those different classes of bacteria. Make sure you ask your doctor 'what' is the rationale for treatment. Hopefully there is Gram Negative coverage included in your regimen. An Infectious Diseases doctor may be needed if things get tough ...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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Between Cefotetan IV and Cefoxitin IV, which one is more effective for treating PID?

Between Cefotetan IV and Cefoxitin IV, which one is more effective for treating PID?

No difference: You keep asking questions on the forum about your PID treatment. You should ask your own doctor and trust her judgment on it. In any case, these antibiotics are equally effective. ...Read more

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Why i.V. Injection of vancomycin is given slowly?

Why i.V. Injection of vancomycin is given slowly?

IV vancomycin: It is given slowly to give less discomfort, to give less injury to the vessel wall and thus prevent the antibiotic from going into the tissues and causing damage. ...Read more

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Is longterm infliximab infusion treament dangerous?

Is longterm infliximab infusion treament dangerous?

Yes and no: These is an increased risk of infection which is the major side-effect. Other possibile problems are reduced blood counts, liver inflammation, neurologic disorders and a possible increased risk of lymphoma. However the chances of having any of these issues is fairly small. ...Read more

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Iv ancef (cefazolin) safe if pregnant?

Iv ancef (cefazolin) safe if pregnant?

Yes: As long as you are not allergic to it. There is a 10% incidence of allergy if you are allergic to penicillin. ...Read more

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Effects of the hepititus drug called heptovir (lamivudine)?

Effects of the hepititus drug called heptovir (lamivudine)?

Usually well-tolerated.: Heptovir is the generic name for lamivudine, a hepatitis B drug. For the most part, it is usually well-tolerated. Anyone could have side effects from the medications, however. Contact your doctor immediately if you have severe muscle pain or cramping, a sign of an allergic reaction, or severe abdominal pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is meropenem act on listeria monocytogene?

Is meropenem act on listeria monocytogene?

Possibly: Since this germ responds so well to cheaper meds like ampicillin, there is little work looking at use of such an expensive broad spectrum antibiotic. Its broad beta lactam activity makes it likely effective, but there are strains of germs that selectively produce carbapenemase enzymes and inactivate the drug. ...Read more

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Why's thiamine administered with dextrose / saline IV infusion for diabetics?

Why's thiamine administered with dextrose / saline IV infusion for diabetics?

Neuron protection: Thiamine of vitamin b1 is an essential co factor in glucose metabolism so that if a person does not have adequate amount and a glucose load is given it can cause neuro toxicity manifested as delirium and occular abnormalities as seen in alcoholics being refed in the hospital. This is called wernick, korsakov syndrome. Diabetics with borderline nutrtional reserve could develop the same problem. ...Read more

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What is cimzia (certolizumab pegol) injection 2x200 mg used for?

What is cimzia (certolizumab pegol) injection 2x200 mg used for?

Http://www.cimzia.com/: CIMZIA (certolizumab pegol) is a TNF-blocker used in adult patients to: 1) Lessen signs & symptoms of moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease; 2) Treat moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis; 3) Treat active psoriatic arthritis; 4) Treat active ankylosing spondylitis. For more info, see full prescribing information, as found at: http://www.cimzia.com/ ...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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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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Is cloxacillin effective antibiotic for pigsa?

Is cloxacillin effective antibiotic for pigsa?

Possibly: If the pigsa (boil) is infected and the bacteria associated with the infection is susceptible to the cloxacillin. However, more than 30 % to 40% of skin infections are now caused by MRSA. If treating empirically, its best to avoid cloxacillin. ...Read more

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Is bactroban (mupirocin) effective at treating staph?

Is bactroban (mupirocin) effective at treating staph?

Yes BUT...: 1. It is for topical use only; it cannot be used to treat blood infections. It is too toxic for consumption. 2. It can only treat small, superficial infections; in most infections, other interventions are needed such as abscess drainage and debridement of infected tissue. 3. It is only effective if the staph isn't already resistant to the antibiotic. ...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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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

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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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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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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?

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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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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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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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 have obviates the need for further surgery if the leak is tiny. Usually this requires a follow up CT study with oral contrast. This depends on many factors. (ID prespective) - may need surgery p ...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

Dr. Austina Cho
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Ertapenem (Definition)

Ertapenem is a platelet inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more