Journal Article

Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of ertapenem: an overview for clinicians

David E. Nix, Anup K. Majumdar and Mark J. DiNubile

in Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Volume 53, issue suppl_2, pages ii23-ii28
Published in print May 2004 | ISSN: 0305-7453
Published online May 2004 | e-ISSN: 1460-2091 | DOI:
Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of ertapenem:  an overview for clinicians

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Ertapenem, a Group 1 carbapenem, is a once-a-day parenteral β-lactam antibiotic recently licensed in the USA and Europe. Monotherapy with ertapenem dosed as 1 g once a day has been shown to be highly effective in clinical trials for the treatment of complicated infections of skin and skin structures, complicated intra-abdominal infections, community-acquired pneumonia, acute pelvic infections and complicated urinary tract infections. Dosing modifications have not been recommended for adults on the basis of gender, age, weight or liver disease. Presently there are no data regarding the use of ertapenem in children. Dose reductions are indicated for patients with advanced renal insufficiency. Ertapenem is neither a substrate nor an inhibitor of P-glycoprotein or cytochrome P450 enzymes; significant drug interactions between ertapenem and drugs handled by these systems are not expected.

Keywords: Keywords: carbapenems, metabolism, excretion, distribution, protein binding, renal insufficiency

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Subjects: Medical Oncology ; Critical Care

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