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Fastgard 2000 mg/250 mg Injection

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Introduction

Fastgard 2000 mg/250 mg Injection is a combination medicine that is used to treat various types of bacterial infections. It fights against the microorganisms to prevent their growth and further spread of the infection.

Fastgard 2000 mg/250 mg Injection should only be administered under the supervision of a healthcare professional. Do not miss any scheduled appointments for taking this medicine. The course of the treatment must be completed even if you feel better. Sudden discontinuation of the treatment may affect the potency of the medicine.

Some common side effects of this medicine are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, etc. If any of the side effects get aggravated, you must consult your doctor immediately. If you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.), you must seek immediate medical help.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are taking any medicines for any health condition. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctor before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive drowsiness with this medicine. It usually does not impair your ability to drive, but you should not drive if it makes you feel sleepy or dizzy. You must take adequate rest for a faster recovery, also take a healthy diet and drink plenty of water. Your doctor may ask for a few laboratory and diagnostic tests to know the effects of the medicine on your body.

Uses of Fastgard Injection

Benefits of Fastgard Injection

In Bacterial infections

Fastgard 2000 mg/250 mg Injection works by killing bacteria which can cause bacterial infections. It is used to treat many different types of bacterial infections. It is given by a doctor or nurse into a vein and should not be self-administered. Fastgard 2000 mg/250 mg Injection usually makes you feel better very quickly but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better to make sure that all bacteria are killed and do not become resistant.

Side effects of Fastgard Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Fastgard

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Allergic reaction

How to use Fastgard Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Fastgard Injection works

Fastgard 2000 mg/250 mg Injection is a combination of two medicines: Cefuroxime and Sulbactam. Cefuroxime is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria in the human body. Sulbactam is a beta-lactamase inhibitor which blocks the action of enzymes produced by bacteria to inactivate Cefuroxime. Addition of Sulbactam reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Cefuroxime against bacteria.

Safety advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Fastgard 2000 mg/250 mg Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fastgard 2000 mg/250 mg Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fastgard 2000 mg/250 mg Injection is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
NOT RELEVANT
Not relevant, as Fastgard 2000 mg/250 mg Injection is intended for use in hospitalised patients.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Fastgard 2000 mg/250 mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Fastgard 2000 mg/250 mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Fastgard Injection?

If you miss a dose of Fastgard 2000 mg/250 mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

Alternate brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed this combination medicine to treat bacterial infections, even if they have developed resistance. 
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Taking probiotics may help. Talk to your doctor if you notice bloody stools or develop abdominal cramps.
  • Stop taking Fastgard 2000 mg/250 mg Injection and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES

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References

  1. Cefuroxime. Research Triangle Park, NC: GlaxoSmithKline; 2003. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Sulbactam. [Accessed 28 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Cefuroxime. Ireland: Flynn Pharma Ltd.; 2005 [revised 16 Oct. 2018]. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. ScienceDirect. Salbactam. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Country of origin: India

Expires on or after: October, 2021

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