Faropenem is an antibiotic used for the treatment of upper and lower respiratory infections, urinary tract and gynecological infections, and skin infections.
Faropenem is an oral carbapenem, beta-lactam antibiotic which is used for the treatment of upper and lower respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, skin infections, and gynecological infections.
Faropenem acts by inhibiting bacterial cell wall synthesis.
The drug shows a broad range of antibacterial activity and can act against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria aerobes and anaerobes.
It is contraindicated if the patient is allergic to faropenem
The recommended dose for faropenem for different indications is
Upper respiratory tract infections: 150-200 mg tablet twice a day
Lower respiratory tract infections: 200-300 mg tablet twice a day
ENT infections: 200-300 mg tablet twice a day
Genito-urinary infections: 200-300 mg tablet twice a day
Skin and skin structure infections: 150-200 mg tablet twice a day
Gynecological infections: 150-200 mg tablet twice a day
Faropenem should be taken in two divided doses by mouth.
Faropenem should be used with caution in pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers
Use with caution in patients with renal impairment as plasma concentrations of faropenem get increased
Consult the doctor if you experience any allergies
Faropenem takes a long time to get excreted out of elderly peoples systems, maybe due to a decline in kidney functions, which results in the drugs increased plasma concentrations. Hence, faropenem should be started at low doses of 150 mg in the elderly and patients should be monitored for adverse effects like loose bowel movements and diarrhea
Gastrointestinal (common) - Nausea, Abdominal pain, loose bowel movements, diarrhea
Skin (common) - Rashes
Central nervous system - A headache
General - Sweating, vitamin deficiency
Caution should be taken in patients with diabetes.
When taken with imipenem and cilastatin sodium combination, the concentration of faropenem in the blood can increase due to the obstruction of metabolic fermentation by cilastatin.
Kidney toxicity of faropenem can increase when taken with furosemide.
Joint usage with carbapenem drugs and sodium valproate can reduce, the concentration of valproic acid in the blood, and cause a recurrence of epileptic fits.
Faropenem should be stored in a cool, dry place.
Protect from moisture.
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