GERTA INJECTION

SKU: AH_NEP_4124 Category:

Generic : Ertapenem (1gm)

Treatment : Severe bacterial infections

Pack size  : 1.0 ml (1 vial)

Manufacturer : Zydus Cadila

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$76.34

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Gerta Injection is an antibiotic belonging to the carbapenem group that fights bacteria. It is used to treat severe infections of the skin, lungs, stomach, urinary tract, blood and brain (eg. meningitis). It works by killing the bacteria that cause these problems.

Gerta Injection is commonly used to treat seriously ill patients admitted to the hospital. This medicine is given by drip or by direct injection into a vein, under the supervision of a doctor or a nurse. The dose will depend on what type of infection you have, where it is in the body, and how serious it is. You should keep on taking the injection for as long as you have been prescribed, even if your symptoms quickly improve. If you stop taking it too early the infection may return or worsen.

Some people may develop side effects like diarrhea, nausea, headache, infused vein complication. These side effects are usually temporary and go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if these side effects bother you or will not go away.

Before starting treatment with this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have epilepsy, liver, or kidney problems or if you are allergic to any antibiotic. While using it, you may be advised blood tests to monitor your blood cell counts and kidney function. This medicine is generally regarded as safe to use in pregnancy and breastfeeding if prescribed by your doctor.

 

BENEFITS OF GERTA INJECTION

In Severe bacterial infections

Gerta Injection works by killing bacteria which can cause serious infections. It is a versatile medicine used to treat many different types of bacterial infections such as infections of the brain (meningitis), lungs (pneumonia), abdomen, urinary tract, skin, blood, and heart. This medicine is usually given as an injection by a doctor or nurse.

Gerta Injection usually makes you feel better very quickly but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better to make sure that all bacteria are killed and do not become resistant.

 

HOW TO USE GERTA INJECTION

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

 

HOW GERTA INJECTION WORKS

Gerta Injection is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Gerta Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
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Pregnancy

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Gerta Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
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Breast feeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Gerta Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
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Driving

UNSAFE
Gerta Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Certain side effects, such as dizziness and sleepiness, have been reported with Gerta Injection, which may affect some patients’ ability to drive or operate machinery
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Kidney

CAUTION
Gerta Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gerta Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Gerta Injection is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Gerta Injection is recommended.
 

INTERACTION WITH DRUGS

  • VALPROIC ACID
  • PROBENECID
 

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE GERTA INJECTION?

If you miss a dose of Gerta Injection, please consult your doctor.

SIDE EFFECTS

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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Gerta

  • Infusion site inflammation
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Breathlessness
  • Infusion site reaction
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Disorientation (alteration of mental status)
  • Vaginal inflammation
  • Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeats)

FAQ's

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Q. What if I cannot tolerate Gerta Injection?

It is common to have minor side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and headache but generally these settle down. If these symptoms trouble you, contact your doctor. Your doctor may prescribe an alternative medicine to help you get rid of these symptoms. Serious side effects occur in very rare cases. But, if you experience any serious complication, seek immediate medical advice.

Q. What is drug resistance? Is it possible to develop resistance to Gerta Injection?

Drug resistance is a condition in which the bacteria gets modified in your body and stops reacting to the medicine. Because of this, the medicine stops working. Resistance to Gerta Injection is not very common at least for the bacteria against which it works.

Q. Does Gerta Injection have any effect on blood sugar levels if taken to treat infections of diabetic foot?

Rare reports suggest that Gerta Injection may decrease the blood sugar levels, but this medicine does not affect the blood sugar levels in everyone. However, it is important to keep monitoring your blood sugar levels regularly. Consult your doctor if you experience any sudden dip in blood sugar levels.

Q. Is Gerta Injection safe to be used in children?

Safety of Gerta Injection in children less than 3 months of age has not yet been assessed. However, the side effects and effectivity of Gerta Injection in children beyond the age of 3 months is almost similar when compared with adults.

Q. I feel better now. Can I stop taking Gerta Injection?

No. Make sure to receive all doses your doctor has prescribed, even if you feel better. This is because your symptoms may have improved but chances are that the infection is still present in your body. Skipping doses can increase the risk of developing an infection that is resistant to medication. So, continue taking Gerta Injection as prescribed. After you have finished all the doses, your doctor may advise you on some tests to make sure your infection has completely cleared up.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 1.0 ml 

pack form  – Vial

MORE INFORMATION

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 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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