Ertamac 1gm Injection

Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd

Composition for Ertamac 1gm Injection

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Primarily used for

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

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Medicine Overview of Ertamac Injection


Uses of Ertamac Injection

Ertamac 1gm Injection is used in Serious bacterial infections and Prevention of infection after surgery of the colon or rectum.

Side effects of Ertamac Injection


Nausea, Vomiting, Seizure.


How to use Ertamac Injection

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

How Ertamac Injection works

Ertamac 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 Ertamac Injection

Expert advice for Ertamac 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 Ertamac 1gm Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Ertamac 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.
Ertamac 1gm Injection is probably safe to use during lactati
on. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Ertamac 1gm Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.

Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
Ertamac 1gm Injection is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Caution should be used in patients with renal impairment.
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Encorate Syrup, Valox 500mg Tablet CR, Encorate 200mg Tablet, Valprol Syrup

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Ertamac 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
Ertamac 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
Ertamac sodium is sodium salt of the Ertamac antibiotic
Yes. It increases serum creatinine and serum urea
Ertamac IV is intravenous preparation of Ertamac i.e. solution of Ertamac that is used for direct injection into a blood vessel (vein) over few minutes or hours
No, Ertamac is not effective against enterococcus or enterococcus faecalis and pseudomonas at all
Ertamac 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)
Ertamac is not compatible with dextrose 5% injection solution
Ertamac is not a vesicant. However, leakage of the Ertamac solution during injection can cause pain and swelling of the surrounding skin and underlying tissue, as well as skin ulceration.

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