Invanz

Invanz treats serious bacterial infections of the abdomen, skin, urinary tract, kidney, pelvis, and pneumonia. Can be injected into the muscle or into the vein.

Invanz Overview

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Invanz is a prescription medication used to treat serious bacterial infections of the abdomen, skin, urinary tract, kidney, pelvis, and pneumonia. Invanz treats diabetic foot infections and certain gynecological infections. It is also used to prevent infection following colorectal surgery. Invanz belongs to a group of drugs called carbapenems. These work to kill bacteria by interfering with their ability to form a cell wall. 

This medication comes as a powder to be mixed with liquid and injected directly into a vein (IV) or muscle (IM) by a healthcare professional. It is usually given 1 to 2 times a day for up to 14 days if given in the vein (IV), or up to 7 days if given in the muscle (IM).

Common side effects of Invanz include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headache, and infusion site pain.

Invanz can also cause dizziness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Invanz affects you.

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  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Bacteroides Infections
  • Escherichia Coli Infections
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  • Streptococcal Infections

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Uses of Invanz

Invanz is a prescription medication used to treat serious bacterial infections of the abdomen, skin, urinary tract, kidney, pelvis, and pneumonia. Invanz treats diabetic foot infections and certain gynecological infections. It is also used to prevent infection following colorectal surgery.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

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Ertapenem

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Invanz Drug Class

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Side Effects of Invanz

Serious side effects have been reported with Invanz. See the "Invanz Precautions" section.

Common side effects of Invanz include the following:

  • diarrhea
  • redness or swelling at the injection site
  • nausea
  • headache
  • swelling, itching, or irritation of the vagina
  • dizziness
  • difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • vomiting

This is not a complete list of Invanz side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.