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Faropenem, a stable and orally bioavailable β-lactam, to counteract resistant pathogens and infectious diseases. A narrative review
  • Amit Bhalla
Amit Bhalla
Uniza Healthcare LLP

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Antimicrobial resistance is a huge challenge for the effective prevention and treatment of infectious diseases worldwide. Community-onset infections with Extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBL) producing bacteria are a challenge. In various studies, ESBL-producing isolates were consistently susceptible only to carbapenems. When treatment with other antibiotics fails, carbapenems are used as the last-line antibiotics for treating severe and/or resistant bacterial infections. In this narrative review, we aim to present the pharmacology of Faropenem, which is an orally administered penem antibiotic with a broad-spectrum activity against many Gram-positive and Gram-negative aerobes, and anaerobes. Faropenem is effective in the treatment of uncomplicated cystitis and is a potential solution to combat the emergence of resistance among respiratory tract pathogens. It is an alternative to fluoroquinolones or macrolides/ketolides when there is a concern with resistant pathogens. Keywords: β-lactamases, Carbapenems, Faropenem.