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Last Updated : 5/2/2018

General Information on Faropenem

Generic Name : Faropenem

Pronunciation : Far-open-em

Latest prescription information about Faropenem. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Bacterials

Trade Names/Brand Names of Faropenem

Overview of Faropenem

• Faropenem is an antibiotic used for the treatment of upper and lower respiratory infections, urinary tract and gynecological infections, and skin infections.

Why is Faropenem Prescribed? (Indications)

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.
 

When should Faropenem not to be taken? (Contraindications)

• It is contraindicated if the patient is allergic to faropenem

What is the dosage of 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

How should Faropenem be taken?

• Faropenem should be taken in two divided doses by mouth.

What are the warnings and precautions for Faropenem?

• 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 people’s systems, maybe due to a decline in kidney functions, which results in the drug’s 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

What are the side effects of Faropenem?

•  Gastrointestinal (common) - Nausea, Abdominal pain, loose bowel movements, diarrhea
•  Skin (common) - Rashes
•  Central nervous system - A headache
•  General - Sweating, vitamin deficiency

What are the other precautions for Faropenem?

• Caution should be taken in patients with diabetes.

What are the Drug Interactions of Faropenem?

• 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.

What are the storage conditions for Faropenem?

• Faropenem should be stored in a cool, dry place.
• Protect from moisture.

Last Updated : 5/2/2018

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