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Drug information on Forstal (1000 mg) (Ertapenem) from Zyphars Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd

Forstal (1000 mg)

Zyphars Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Generic : Ertapenem
Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Forstal (1000 mg) may be prescribed

Side effects of Forstal (1000 mg)

  Local: Infused vein complication, pain, redness, extravasation(accidental administration of the drug in the surrounding tissues), inflammation or blood clot in veins, swelling, indurations, and warmth.

  Body as a whole: Abdominal distention, pain, chills, septicemia, septic shock, dehydration, gout, uneasiness, necrosis, candidiasis, weight loss, facial edema, flank pain, incoordination, muscle weakness, syncope and severe allergic reactions.

  Heart: Chest pain, high or low blood pressure, fast heart rate.

  Central Nervous System: Headache, altered mental status, sleeplessness, dizziness, anxiety, weakness/fatigue, seizure, movement disorder, hallucinations, tremor.

  Skin: Diaper dermatitis (rash in the thighs and buttocks of infants), rash.

  Eye and ENT: Inflammation and viral infection of nasopharynx.

  Gastrointestinal: Diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, acid regurgitation, inflammation and infection of the large intestine, small intestine obstruction, abdominal abscess.

  Genitourinary: Urinary tract infection, vaginal inflammation.

  Respiratory: Cough, difficulty in breathing, pneumonia, upper respiratory tract infection, respiratory distress.

  Miscellaneous: Anemia, viral infections.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adults: IV/IM- 1g/day for 7 to 14 days. Children: 15 mg/kg twice daily.

How to use Forstal (1000 mg)?

It is usually given as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic.

When is Forstal (1000 mg) not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Allergic to penicillins or cephalosporins, or local anesthetics.

Warnings and Precautions for Forstal (1000 mg)

Long-term or repeated use of this medication may cause a second infection.

•Monitor kidney function, liver function, and complete blood cell counts while using this medication.

•Caution needed for pregnant women, children less than 3 months, and elderly.

Other Precautions for Forstal (1000 mg)

Continue to use this medication until the full prescribed treatment period is finished.

Storage Conditions for Forstal (1000 mg)

It is usually handled and stored by a health care provider.

♦ Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA

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