Invanz is an antibiotic injection which helps to treat many types of bacterial infections. It is also used as a preventive measure to avoid development of infection after surgical procedures.
The active component of Invanz is Ertapenem, which acts by preventing formation of the protective covering that is needed for bacteria to survive and grow. Ertapenem acts via the medium of inactive agents (excipients) which do not interfere with the therapeutic action of the drug.
Therapeutic indications of Invanz are as follows:
Invanz injection can also be prescribed for disorders other than those mentioned above. The injection should be taken only when prescribed by a doctor and in the prescribed manner only.
Invanz is an antibiotic and could have some side effects in some cases. Though every patient does not experience all the side effects of Invanz, it is important to know about them. Some of these unpleasant effects of Invanz are mentioned below:
Should patients experience any of the above mentioned side effects or other discomfort due to Invanz, they should inform their doctor immediately.
Patients who are on Invanz injection should remember the following things which will help in avoiding unfavorable reaction to the drug:
Following these precautions is only for the patient's benefit and will help to keep all ill effects of the medicine at bay. Patients are advised to remember all the above mentioned points and follow them well.
Other injectable medicines having chemical composition similar to Invanz can be used as a substitute in its place. However, this should be done only if a doctor advises to change the medicine from Invanz to something else. Some of the suitable alternatives for Invanz have been mentioned below: