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Ertapenem

Anti-Bacterial Agents
CATEGORIES

Anti-Bacterial Agents


ALIASES

Ertapenem Fresenius Kabi, Invanz®


SUBSTANCES

ertapenem, ertapenem sodium


ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN: HIGH
Ertapenem is a carbapenem antibiotic marketed by Merck as Invanz®. It is structurally very similar to meropenem in that it possess a 1-beta-methyl group. [Wikipedia]

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HIGH

This substance is an antibiotic (also called, anti-bacterial agent). All antibiotics are suspected to cause antibiotic resistance and we should therefore try to limit releasing it to Nature via our wastewater streams.

Some key facts from WHO

  • Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health. food security, and development today
  • Antibiotic resistance can affect anyone, of any age, in any country.
  • Antibiotic resistance occurs naturally, but misuse of antibiotics in humans and animals is accelerating the process.
  • A growing number of infections – such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, gonorrhoea, and salmonellosis – are becoming harder to treat as the antibiotics used to treat them become less effective.
  • Antibiotic resistance leads to longer hospital stays, higher medical costs and increased mortality.
Toxiciteten är ej testad på cyanobacteria/blåalg vilket är den testmetod som rekommenderas varför en adekvat riskbedömning inte kan utföras.