Ertapenem

Restricted
C. diff Risk

Medium

Oral Bioavailability

NA

Dosing

1 g IV q24h

30+ mL/min0 - 30 mL/min1 g IV q24h500 mg IV q24h

500 mg IV q24h

Give after dialysis on dialysis days.

1 g IV q24h

500 mg IV q24h

General Information

Adverse Effects

Immediate and delayed-type allergy

GI disturbance

Cytopenias, eosinophilia, positive Coombs

Liver enzyme abnormalities

Pharmacology

Antimicrobial class: Carbapenem

Pregnancy category: B