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What is ertapenem injection?

Ertapenem is the active ingredient in the injectable antibiotic with the brand name Invanz. It is used to treat infections caused by susceptible bacteria. Ertapenem is classified as a carbapenem antibiotic and works by inhibiting the bacterial cell wall production. Ertapenem injection also is used to prevent infection during colorectal surgery.

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