Ertapenem Coupon - Ertapenem 1g vial


ERTAPENEM is a carbapenem antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. Compare penem antibiotics.
Ertapenem Coupon - Ertapenem 1g vial

Ertapenem Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve or if you get new symptoms. Your doctor will monitor your condition and blood work as needed.

Do not treat diarrhea with over the counter products. Contact your doctor if you have diarrhea that lasts more than 2 days or if it is severe and watery.


Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common






discoloration of skin

feeling of pressure




itching skin




redness of skin


skin rash







unusually warm skin

Less common

Bluish color changes in skin color

dry, red, hot, or irritated skin

fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse

pain, tenderness, or swelling of foot or leg


Abdominal or stomach cramps

abdominal tenderness



diarrhea, watery and severe, which may also be bloody

fainting or loss of consciousness

fast or irregular breathing


increased thirst

loss of bladder control

muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities


sudden loss of consciousness

swelling of eyes or eyelids

tightness in chest

trouble in breathing

unusual tiredness or weakness

unusual weight loss



Incidence not known


difficulty swallowing

itching, puffiness, or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue

seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there

shortness of breath

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common


chest pain

confusion about identity, place, and time



mental depression

Less common

Acid or sour stomach


blurred vision

body aches or pain


difficult or labored breathing

difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)


dryness or soreness of throat

faintness or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position






itching of the vagina or genital area

lack or loss of strength

leg pain


pain during sexual intercourse

pounding in the ears

runny nose


slow heartbeat

sore mouth or tongue

stomach discomfort, upset, or pain

sudden sweating

tender, swollen glands in neck

thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor

tightness in chest

trouble sleeping

unable to sleep

voice changes

white patches in mouth and/or on tongue

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

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

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