Doribax (doripenem) is now the fourth carbapenem

Doribax (doripenem) is now the fourth carbapenem...after Primaxin (imipenem/cilastatin), Merrem (meropenem), and Invanz (ertapenem).

Doribax will be used for hospital-acquired pneumonia and complicated urinary tract, kidney, and intra-abdominal infections.

Carbapenems are broad-spectrum IV antibiotics...covering many gram-positive and gram-negative organisms and anaerobes.

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