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Brand name: Invanz

Invanz is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) ertapenem. On this page you will find out more about Invanz, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: ertapenem

Information for medicine and pack size:
Invanz 1 g powder for injection, 1 vial

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

INVANZ is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with moderate to severe infections caused by susceptible strains of microorganisms, which are suspected or proven to be resistant to all other antibiotics, or for patients unable to tolerate other antibiotics. INVANZ is also indicated for initial empiric therapy for the treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infections and acute pelvic infections including post-partum endomyometritis, septic abortion and post-surgical gynaecological infections. Appropriate specimens for bacteriological examination should be obtained in order to isolate and identify the causative organisms and to determine their susceptibility to ertapenem. Therapy with INVANZ may be initiated empirically before the results of these tests are known; once these results become available, antimicrobial therapy should be adjusted accordingly.,INVANZ is indicated for the treatment of patients, aged 3 months or more, with moderate to severe infections (except meningitis, see PRECAUTIONS) caused by susceptible strains of micro-organisms which are suspected or proven to be resistant to all other antibiotics, or for patients unable to tolerate other antibiotics. INVANZ is also indicated for initial empiric therapy for the treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infections and acute pelvic infections including post-partum endomyometritis, septic abortion and post-surgical gynaecological infections. INVANZ is also indicated for Treatment of diabetic foot infections, which require parenteral antibiotic therapy and are caused by susceptible bacterial pathogens which are suspected or proven to be resistant to all other registered antibiotics, or for patients unable to tolerate other antibiotics. Appropriate specimens for bacteriological examination should be obtained in order to isolate and identify the causative organisms and to determine their susceptibility to ertapenem. Therapy with INVANZ may be initiated empirically before the results of these tests are known; once these results become available, antimicrobial therapy should be adjusted accordingly.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Solid, white to off-white, essentially uniform cake.
Dosage Form Injection, powder for
Route of administration Intravenous
Medicine schedule
1 x 1g vial: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Vial
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 2 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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