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Ertamac 1gm Injection


Overview

Introduction

Ertamac 1gm Injection is an antibiotic belonging to the carbapenem group that fights bacteria. It is used to treat severe infections of the skin, lungs, stomach, urinary tract, blood and brain (eg. meningitis). It works by killing the bacteria that cause these problems.

Ertamac 1gm Injection is commonly used to treat seriously ill patients admitted to the hospital. This medicine is given by drip or by direct injection into a vein, under the supervision of a healthcare professional. The dose depends on what type of infection you have, where it is in the body and how serious it is. You should have your injections at the same time each day to get the most benefit and you should keep on taking this medicine for as long as you are prescribed it, even if your symptoms quickly improve. If you stop taking it too early the infection may return or worsen.

Some people may develop side effects like headache, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, rash or local redness and swelling at the site of injection. These side effects are usually temporary and go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if these side effects bother you or will not go away.

Before starting treatment with this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have epilepsy, liver or kidney problems or if you are allergic to any antibiotic. While using it, you may be advised blood tests to monitor your blood cell counts and kidney function. This medicine is generally regarded as safe to use in pregnancy and breastfeeding if prescribed by your doctor.

Uses of Ertamac Injection

Side effects of Ertamac Injection

Common
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
    Try to change the area of injection and the exact site of injection each time. Apply a cold compress to the injection site. These symptoms are usually mild and should only last a few hours. You can ask your doctor to recommend a medicine if it is bothering you.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.

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 bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Ertamac 1gm Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ertamac 1gm Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ertamac 1gm Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Ertamac 1gm Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Certain side effects, such as dizziness and sleepiness, have been reported with Ertamac 1gm Injection, which may affect some patients’ ability to drive or operate machinery
Kidney
CAUTION
Ertamac 1gm Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ertamac 1gm Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ertamac 1gm Injection is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Ertamac 1gm Injection is recommended.

What if you forget to take Ertamac Injection?

If you miss a dose of Ertamac 1gm Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Ertamac 1gm Injection is an antibiotic that's usually only given in the hospital for serious infections.
  • It is given by a drip into a vein (intravenous infusion) over 20 to 60 minutes.
  • Inform your doctor if you are allergic to penicillin or if you are taking any seizure medication before starting treatment with this medication.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Inform your doctor if you develop severe stomach pain or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Your doctor may monitor your liver and kidney function while you are having treatment with this medication.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Ertamac with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Valkid, Valprosh, Cylenc SV
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Patient Concerns

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Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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FAQs

Q. What if I cannot tolerate Ertamac?

It is common to have minor side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and headache but generally these settle down. If these symptoms trouble you, contact your doctor immediately. Your doctor may prescribe an alternative medicine to help you get rid of these symptoms. Serious side effects occur in very rare cases. You should immediately seek medical advice.

Q. What is drug resistance? Is it possible to develop resistance to Ertamac?

Sometimes it happens that the bacteria gets modified in your body and stops reacting to the medicine. As a result, the medicine stops working. This is called drug resistance. Resistance to Ertamac is very rare, at least for the bacteria against which it works.

Q. Does Ertamac have any effect on blood sugar levels if taken to treat infections of diabetic foot?

Rare reports suggest that Ertamac may decrease the blood sugar levels, but this medicine does not affect the blood sugar levels in everyone. Hence, it is important to keep monitoring your blood sugar levels regularly.

Q. Is Ertamac safe to be used in children?

Safety of Ertamac in children less than 3 months of age has not yet been assessed. However, the side effects and effectivity of Ertamac in children beyond the age of 3 months is almost similar when compared with adults.

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