It is used to treat severe infections of the skin, lungs, stomach, pelvis, and urinary tract. It is also used to prevent infection in people having certain types of surgery
It can cause diarrhea, headache, nausea, fever, abdominal pain, contipation.
It is contraindicated in Hypersensitivity to ertapenem, beta-lactams, or other drugs in this class.
Before using ertapenem, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to penicillins or cephalosporins; or if you have any other allergies. Before getting ertapenem by injection into a muscle, also tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to any amide-type local anesthetics (such as lidocaine). This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: brain disorders (such as seizures, head injury, tumor), kidney disease, stomach/intestinal diseases (such as colitis).
Continue to use this medication until the full prescribed treatment period is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.
This medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Please consult your doctor when taking this medicine if you are pregnant.
Drugs that may interact with this drug are divalproex sodium or valproic acid.