Ertapenem (Invanz)

Once daily parenteral group 1 carbapenem antibiotic.

Long half life, appropriate coverage for intraabdominal organisms.

More effective than cefotetan in prevention of surgical site infections in patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery.

Used to treat complicated skin and skin structure infections.

Covers most pathogens with diabetic foot infections, which includes Staphylococcus aureus, streptococci, Enterobacteriaceae and anaerobes.

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