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Invanz 1gm Injection

Name: Invanz 1gm Injection
Manufacturer: MSD Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
MRP: Rs. 2870.00
Unit Price: Rs. 130.80
Package Price: Rs. 2616.00 (Qty.: 1)
Package Form: vial
Medicine Form: ML of injection

What is Invanz?

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.

Composition of Invanz:

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.

What is Invanz Used for?

Therapeutic indications of Invanz are as follows:

  • Pneumonia
  • Bacterial infections of urinary tract
  • Bacterial meningitis
  • Other brain infections caused by bacteria
  • Bacterial infection of soft tissues occurring after injury
  • Prevention of infection after surgery

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.

Side Effects of Invanz:

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:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Seizures
  • Swelling and bleeding at the site of injection
  • Pain at the site of injection
  • Abscess at the site of injection

Should patients experience any of the above mentioned side effects or other discomfort due to Invanz, they should inform their doctor immediately.

Precautions for Invanz Administration:

Patients who are on Invanz injection should remember the following things which will help in avoiding unfavorable reaction to the drug:

  • The injection should not be taken by patients themselves, but administered by a doctor or a trained nurse. This is done to avoid injury to any healthy tissue while injecting the medicine.
  • Children should not be given Invanz injection without consulting with a pediatrician. Babies below 3 months should not be given Invanz injection at all.
  • Patients with hypertension, kidney disorders, liver disorders, diabetes should inform their doctor about the same before they start a course of Invanz injection.
  • Pregnant women and breast feeding mothers should not be given Invanz injection unless the gynecologist advises to do so.
  • Patients who have had a recent bout of diarrhea should refrain from using Invanz injection for a few days.

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.

Invanz Alternatives:

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:

  • Lyortam Injection
  • Forstal Injection
  • Ertalym Injection
  • Ertamac Injection
  • Alerta Injection

Invanz FAQs:

  • How is Invanz injection administered?
    Invanz injection is administered intra-venously in a vein of the arm. Invanz spreads from the blood stream to all body parts, thus exerting its therapeutic effect.

  • Which health conditions are not treated by Invanz injection?
    Infections of parasitic, fungal or viral origin and all non infectious disorders fail to respond to Invanz injection.