Bacterial infections:

Indications for: ZERBAXA

Susceptible complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAI) in combination with metronidazole, complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI), including pyelonephritis, hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (HABP/VABP).

Adult Dosage:

Give by IV infusion over 1hr. ≥18yrs (CrCl >50mL/min): cIAI: 1.5g every 8hrs for 4–14 days (with IV metronidazole 500mg every 8hrs); cUTI: 1.5g every 8hrs for 7 days; HABP/VABP: 3g every 8hrs for 8–14 days. Renal impairment: cIAI, cUTI (CrCl 30–50mL/min): 750mg every 8hrs; (CrCl 15–29mL/min): 375mg every 8hrs; ESRD on hemodialysis: 750mg loading dose, followed by 150mg maintenance dose every 8hrs for remainder of treatment (give on dialysis days). HABP/VABP (CrCl 30–50mL/min): 1.5g every 8hrs; (CrCl 15–29mL/min): 750mg every 8hrs; ESRD on hemodialysis: 2.25g loading dose, followed by 450mg maintenance dose every 8hrs for remainder of treatment (give on dialysis days).

Children Dosage:

<18yrs: not established (HABP/VABP). Give by IV infusion over 1hr. Birth–<18yrs (eGFR >50mL/min/1.73m2): cIAI: 30mg/kg every 8hrs for 5–14 days (with metronidazole); cUTI: 30mg/kg every 8hrs for 7–14 days. For patients >50kg: do not exceed a max dose of 1.5g. Renal impairment (eGFR ≤50mL/min/1.73m2): not recommended.

ZERBAXA Contraindications:

Cephalosporin, penicillin, or other beta-lactam allergy.

ZERBAXA Warnings/Precautions:

Discontinue if serious hypersensitivity reactions occur. Monitor CrCl at least daily in those with changing renal function and adjust dose. Renal impairment. Elderly. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

ZERBAXA Classification:

Cephalosporin + beta-lactamase inhibitor.

Adverse Reactions:

Nausea, diarrhea, headache, pyrexia, increased transaminases, renal impairment/failure; C. difficile-associated diarrhea, anaphylaxis; children: also thrombocytosis, leukopenia, abdominal pain, vomiting, anemia.

Generic Drug Availability:


How Supplied:

Single-use vials—10