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Invanz Dosage

Generic name: ERTAPENEM SODIUM 1g
Dosage form: injection, powder, lyophilized, for solution

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Dec 19, 2018.

Instructions for Use in All Patients

For Intravenous or Intramuscular Use

DO NOT MIX OR CO-INFUSE INVANZ WITH OTHER MEDICATIONS. DO NOT USE DILUENTS CONTAINING DEXTROSE (α-D-GLUCOSE).

INVANZ may be administered by intravenous infusion for up to 14 days or intramuscular injection for up to 7 days. When administered intravenously, INVANZ should be infused over a period of 30 minutes. Intramuscular administration of INVANZ may be used as an alternative to intravenous administration in the treatment of those infections for which intramuscular therapy is appropriate.

Treatment Regimen

13 years of age and older

The dose of INVANZ in patients 13 years of age and older is 1 gram (g) given once a day [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].

3 months to 12 years of age

The dose of INVANZ in patients 3 months to 12 years of age is 15 mg/kg twice daily (not to exceed 1 g/day).

Table 1 presents treatment guidelines for INVANZ.

Table 1 Treatment Guidelines for Adults and Pediatric Patients With Normal Renal Function* and Body Weight
Infection Daily Dose
(IV or IM)
Adults and Pediatric Patients 13 years of age and older
Daily Dose
(IV or IM)
Pediatric Patients 3 months to 12 years of age
Recommended Duration of Total Antimicrobial Treatment
*
defined as creatinine clearance >90 mL/min/1.73 m2
due to the designated pathogens [see Indications and Usage (1)]
not to exceed 1 g/day
§
INVANZ has not been studied in diabetic foot infections with concomitant osteomyelitis [see Clinical Studies (14.1)].
adult patients with diabetic foot infections received up to 28 days of treatment (parenteral or parenteral plus oral switch therapy)
#
duration includes a possible switch to an appropriate oral therapy, after at least 3 days of parenteral therapy, once clinical improvement has been demonstrated.
Complicated intra-abdominal infections 1 g 15 mg/kg
twice daily
5 to 14 days

Complicated skin and skin structure infections, including diabetic foot infections§

1 g

15 mg/kg
twice daily

7 to 14 days

Community acquired pneumonia

1 g

15 mg/kg
twice daily

10 to 14 days#

Complicated urinary tract infections, including pyelonephritis

1 g

15 mg/kg
twice daily

10 to 14 days#

Acute pelvic infections including postpartum endomyometritis, septic abortion and post surgical gynecologic infections

1 g

15 mg/kg
twice daily

3 to 10 days

Prophylactic Regimen in Adults

Table 2 presents prophylaxis guidelines for INVANZ.

Table 2 Prophylaxis Guidelines for Adults
Indication Daily Dose
(IV)
Adults
Recommended Duration of Total Antimicrobial Treatment
Prophylaxis of surgical site infection following elective colorectal surgery 1 g Single intravenous dose given 1 hour prior to surgical incision

Patients with Renal Impairment

INVANZ may be used for the treatment of infections in adult patients with renal impairment. In patients whose creatinine clearance is >30 mL/min/1.73 m2, no dosage adjustment is necessary. Adult patients with severe renal impairment (creatinine clearance ≤30 mL/min/1.73 m2) and end-stage renal disease (creatinine clearance ≤10 mL/min/1.73 m2) should receive 500 mg daily. A supplementary dose of 150 mg is recommended if ertapenem is administered within 6 hours prior to hemodialysis. There are no data in pediatric patients with renal impairment.

Patients on Hemodialysis

When adult patients on hemodialysis are given the recommended daily dose of 500 mg of INVANZ within 6 hours prior to hemodialysis, a supplementary dose of 150 mg is recommended following the hemodialysis session. If INVANZ is given at least 6 hours prior to hemodialysis, no supplementary dose is needed. There are no data in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis or hemofiltration. There are no data in pediatric patients on hemodialysis.

When only the serum creatinine is available, the following formula1 may be used to estimate creatinine clearance. The serum creatinine should represent a steady state of renal function.

Males: (weight in kg) x (140-age in years)
(72) x serum creatinine (mg/100 mL)

Females: (0.85) x (value calculated for males)


1

Cockcroft and Gault equation: Cockcroft DW, Gault MH. Prediction of creatinine clearance from serum creatinine. Nephron. 1976

Patients with Hepatic Impairment

No dose adjustment recommendations can be made in patients with hepatic impairment [see Use in Specific Populations (8.7) and Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].

Preparation and Reconstitution for Administration

Vials

Adults and pediatric patients 13 years of age and older

Preparation for intravenous administration:

DO NOT MIX OR CO-INFUSE INVANZ WITH OTHER MEDICATIONS. DO NOT USE DILUENTS CONTAINING DEXTROSE (α-D-GLUCOSE).

INVANZ MUST BE RECONSTITUTED AND THEN DILUTED PRIOR TO ADMINISTRATION.

  1. Reconstitute the contents of a 1 g vial of INVANZ with 10 mL of one of the following: Water for Injection, 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection or Bacteriostatic Water for Injection, using a syringe equipped with a 21-gauge or smaller diameter needle. NOTE: Use with a needleless IV system is not recommended.
  2. Shake well to dissolve and immediately transfer contents of the reconstituted vial to 50 mL of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection.
  3. Complete the infusion within 6 hours of reconstitution.

Preparation for intramuscular administration:

INVANZ MUST BE RECONSTITUTED PRIOR TO ADMINISTRATION.

  1. Reconstitute the contents of a 1 g vial of INVANZ with 3.2 mL of 1.0% lidocaine HCl injection2 (without epinephrine). Shake vial thoroughly to form solution.
  2. Immediately withdraw the contents of the vial and administer by deep intramuscular injection into a large muscle mass (such as the gluteal muscles or lateral part of the thigh).
  3. The reconstituted IM solution should be used within 1 hour after preparation. NOTE: THE RECONSTITUTED SOLUTION SHOULD NOT BE ADMINISTERED INTRAVENOUSLY.

Pediatric patients 3 months to 12 years of age

Preparation for intravenous administration:

DO NOT MIX OR CO-INFUSE INVANZ WITH OTHER MEDICATIONS. DO NOT USE DILUENTS CONTAINING DEXTROSE (α-D-GLUCOSE).

INVANZ MUST BE RECONSTITUTED AND THEN DILUTED PRIOR TO ADMINISTRATION.

  1. Reconstitute the contents of a 1 g vial of INVANZ with 10 mL of one of the following: Water for Injection, 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection or Bacteriostatic Water for Injection, using a syringe equipped with a 21-gauge or smaller diameter needle. NOTE: Use with a needleless IV system is not recommended.
  2. Shake well to dissolve and immediately withdraw a volume equal to 15 mg/kg of body weight (not to exceed 1 g/day) and dilute in 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection to a final concentration of 20 mg/mL or less.
  3. Complete the infusion within 6 hours of reconstitution.

Preparation for intramuscular administration:

INVANZ MUST BE RECONSTITUTED PRIOR TO ADMINISTRATION.

  1. Reconstitute the contents of a 1 g vial of INVANZ with 3.2 mL of 1.0% lidocaine HCl injection (without epinephrine). Shake vial thoroughly to form solution.
  2. Immediately withdraw a volume equal to 15 mg/kg of body weight (not to exceed 1 g/day) and administer by deep intramuscular injection into a large muscle mass (such as the gluteal muscles or lateral part of the thigh).
  3. The reconstituted IM solution should be used within 1 hour after preparation. NOTE: THE RECONSTITUTED SOLUTION SHOULD NOT BE ADMINISTERED INTRAVENOUSLY.

2

Refer to the prescribing information for lidocaine HCl.

Storage

When prepared with the diluent, INVANZ (Ertapenem for Injection) maintains satisfactory potency for 6 hours at room temperature (25°C) or for 24 hours under refrigeration (5°C) and used within 4 hours after removal from refrigeration. Solutions of INVANZ should not be frozen.

Before administering, see accompanying package circular for INVANZ (Ertapenem for Injection).

Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to use, whenever solution and container permit. Solutions of INVANZ range from colorless to pale yellow. Variations of color within this range do not affect the potency of the product.

Further information

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