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The carbapenems are β-lactam antibacterial agents with a broad spectrum of activity against a wide range of Gram-positive and Gram-negative aerobic bacteria, and against anaerobic bacteria. Stem cell transplantation to support immune reconstitution following the use of such agents has been studied in AAV, but trials included very few patients. Tablets If a tablet releases the drug too quickly, the blood level of the drug may become too high, causing an excessive response Barium swallows and enemas Barium (barium sulphate) powder mixed with water can be swallowed (flavouring may be added) or introduced to the bowel as an enema through a tube inserted into the rectum.