Alerta 1gm Injection

Alkem Laboratories Ltd

Composition for Alerta 1gm Injection

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Primarily used for

Serious bacterial infections, Prevention of infection after surgery of the colon or rectum
5 ml in 1 vial

Medicine Overview of Alerta Injection


Uses of Alerta Injection

Alerta 1gm Injection is used in serious bacterial infections and prevention of infection after surgery of the colon or rectum.

Side effects of Alerta Injection


Nausea, Vomiting, Seizure.


How to use Alerta Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Alerta Injection works

Alerta 1gm injection is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.

In Depth Information on Alerta Injection

Expert advice for Alerta Injection

  • Do not start ertapenem, if you are allergic to ertapenem, or to any of the other ingredients in ertapenem tablets, or other antibiotics such as penicillins, cephalosporins or carbapenems.
  • Do not take ertapenem, if you have developed diarrhea just before or after taking ertapenem.
  • Doctor’s advice should be considered in case of patients with following history of disease conditions: kidney disease (especially if you are receiving dialysis treatments), localized tremors, or fits; high blood pressure or other diseases.
  • Avoid using ertapenem, if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breast-feeding.
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Special precautions for Alerta 1gm Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Alerta 1gm Injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Alerta 1gm Injection is probably safe to use during lactatio
n. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Certain side effects, such as dizziness and sleepiness, have been reported with Alerta 1gm Injection, which may affect some patients’ ability to drive or operate machinery
Alerta 1gm Injection should be used with caution in patients
with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alerta 1gm Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Alerta 1gm Injection is safe to use in patients with liver d
isease. No dose adjustment of Alerta 1gm Injection is recommended.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Encorate Syrup, Valox 500mg Tablet CR, Encorate 200mg Tablet, Valprol Syrup

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Alerta 1gm Injection

Frequently asked questions for Ertapenem

Q. Is ertapenem and penicillin or a sulfa drug or a beta lactam or does ertapenem contain penicillin?
Ertapenem is an antibiotic of the beta-lactam group, similar in structure to penicillins. However, they are used for the treatment of different infections. Ertapenem is not a sulfa drug
Alerta is used to treat infections in various parts of the body caused by bacteria that are susceptible it. These include gynecologic and abdominal infections, pneumonia, skin and underlying tissue infections due to diabetes (e.g. diabetic foot). It is also used to prevent infection after certain types of surgeries
Alerta sodium is sodium salt of the Alerta antibiotic
Yes. It increases serum creatinine and serum urea
Alerta IV is intravenous preparation of Alerta i.e. solution of Alerta that is used for direct injection into a blood vessel (vein) over few minutes or hours
No, Alerta is not effective against enterococcus or enterococcus faecalis and pseudomonas at all
Alerta covers ESBL (extended spectrum beta lactamase) producing bacteria as well as MSSA (methicillin sensitive staphylococcus aureus). It does not cover and is ineffective to treat VRE (vancomycin resistant enterococci)
Alerta is not compatible with dextrose 5% injection solution
Alerta is not a vesicant. However, leakage of the Alerta solution during injection can cause pain and swelling of the surrounding skin and underlying tissue, as well as skin ulceration.

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