This is a summary of the European public assessment report (EPAR) for Invanz. It explains how the Agency assessed the medicine to recommend its authorisation in the EU and its conditions of use. It is not intended to provide practical advice on how to use Invanz.
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Invanz : EPAR - Summary for the public (PDF/84.78 KB)
First published: 13/10/2006
Last updated: 02/12/2016
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Merck Sharp & Dohme B.V.
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25/10/2022 Invanz - EMEA/H/C/000389 - N/0068
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Antibacterials for systemic use
Treatment of the following infections when caused by bacteria known or very likely to be susceptible to ertapenem and when parenteral therapy is required:
- intra-abdominal infections;
- community-acquired pneumonia;
- acute gynaecological infections;
- diabetic foot infections of the skin and soft tissue.
Invanz is indicated in adults for the prophylaxis of surgical site infection following elective colorectal surgery.
Consideration should be given to official guidance on the appropriate use of antibacterial agents.