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DUONEM 150 MG TABLET

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Composition for DUONEM

Faropenem(150 mg)

food interaction for DUONEM

alcohol interaction for DUONEM

pregnancy interaction for DUONEM

lactation interaction for DUONEM

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Duonem 150 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Duonem 150 mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for DUONEM

Faropenem(150 mg)

Uses

Duonem 150 mg tablet is used in serious bacterial infections.

How it works

Duonem 150 mg tablet is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.

Common side effects

Angioedema (swelling of deeper layers of skin), Decreased blood pressure, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Shortness of breath, Flushing, Increased sweating, Feeling of discomfort, Black and bloody stools, Renal impairment, Ringing in ear, Stomach pain, Wheezing

SUBSTITUTES for DUONEM

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  • ZAXTRO 150MG TABLET
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    Rs. 41.50/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 249
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Expert advice for DUONEM

Faropenem tablet should be used with caution in patients with poor oral intake or poor general state because of vitamin K deficiency and elderly people. Do not start or continue the faropenem and consult your doctor:
  • If you have a family history of allergy (atopy) or severe allergic reaction (hypersensitivity) to penicillin,cephalosporin or carbapenem drugs.
  • If you have kidney problem.
  • If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.
  • If you experience diarrhea andloose bowel movements.
 

Frequently asked questions for DUONEM

Faropenem

Q.What is faropenem sodium?
Faropenem is a carbapenem beta-lactamase inhibitor used as the sodium salt to increase the antibacterial activity

Q.Is faropenem safe?
Faropenem is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.What organisms does faropenem cover?
Faropenem is drug of choice for many gram-positive as well as gram-negative bacteria, including some anaerobes. It is mainly effective against Streptococcus pyogenes, Staphylococcus saprophyticus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Streptococcus milleri, Streptococcus viridans, Staphylococcus aureus, oxacillin susceptible staphylococci, Enterococcus faecalis, Enterococcus faecalis, Enterococcus faecium, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Neisseria meningitides, Haemophillus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis, Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, Providentia stuartii, Bacteroides fragilis, Clostridium perfringens, Citrobacter spp., Salmonella spp., Shigella spp., Klebsiella spp., and Peptostreptococcus spp.

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Content on this page was last updated on 27 December, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)