What are the outpatient medications used in the treatment of Enterobacter infections?

Updated: Jun 18, 2019
  • Author: Susan L Fraser, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Some patients with Enterobacter infections may require longer therapy with intravenous antibiotics. In those who meet criteria for home antibiotic therapy, the selected intravenous medication should not usually require more than 3-times-daily infusion. Ertapenem and tigecycline may be considered for such patients in conjunction with antimicrobial susceptibility testing results, infectious disease specialists and home infusion therapy experts. Close therapy while on antibiotics and after stopping antibiotics is essential.


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