Carbapenems

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Carbapenems are a class of beta-lactam antibiotics. They have broad-spectrum antibacterial activity, being active against many aerobic and anaerobic gram-positive and gram-negative organisms.

Carbapenems inhibit bacterial cell wall synthesis by binding to the penicillin binding proteins and interfering with cell wall formation. They are extremely resistant to beta-lactamase enzymes, making them very useful in treating bacterial infections where beta-lactamase is produced that makes other beta-lactam antibiotics ineffective.

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Doribax (Pro, More...)
generic name: doripenem
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generic name: meropenem
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generic name: ertapenem
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generic name: cilastatin/imipenem
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generic name: cilastatin/imipenem
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