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What should I know about ertapenem injection before taking it?

You should know that ertapenem for injection will be given by your doctor or nurse in the hospital. You may have an allergic reaction to ertapenem if you are allergic to any other carbapenem antibiotics, penicillins or cephalosporins. This antibiotic should not be used for meningitis, because drug levels may not be high enough in that area.

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