Side effect(s) of Ertapenem

Read the side effects of Ertapenem as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Local- Infused vein complication, pain, redness, extravasation(accidental administration of the drug in the surrounding tissues), inflammation or blood clot in veins, swelling, indurations, and warmth.

Body as a whole- Abdominal distention, pain, chills, septicemia, septic shock, dehydration, gout, uneasiness, necrosis, candidiasis, weight loss, facial edema, flank pain, incoordination, muscle weakness, syncope and severe allergic reactions.

Heart- Chest pain, high or low blood pressure, fast heart rate.

Central Nervous System- Headache, altered mental status, sleeplessness, dizziness, anxiety, weakness/fatigue, seizure, movement disorder, hallucinations, tremor.

Skin- Diaper dermatitis (rash in the thighs and buttocks of infants), rash.

Eye and ENT- Inflammation and viral infection of nasopharynx.

Gastrointestinal- Diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, acid regurgitation, inflammation and infection of the large intestine, small intestine obstruction, abdominal abscess.

Genitourinary- Urinary tract infection, vaginal inflammation.

Respiratory- Cough, difficulty in breathing, pneumonia, upper respiratory tract infection, respiratory distress.

Miscellaneous- Anemia, viral infections.

Other Precautions : *Continue to use this medication until the full prescribed treatment period is finished.
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