Overview

Uses of Forecox Kit
Forecox Kit is used in the treatment of tuberculosis.
Forecox Kit side effects
Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Rash
  • Fever
  • Dark colored urine
  • Sweating
  • Increased sputum production
  • Salivation
  • Teary eyes
  • Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand)
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Jaundice
  • Increased uric acid level in blood
  • Visual impairment
How to use Forecox Kit
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label before use. Forecox Kit is to be taken empty stomach.
Avoid Forecox Kit with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.
How Forecox Kit works
Forecox Kit is a combination of four medicines: Isoniazid, rifampicin, ethambutol and pyrazinamide which treat tuberculosis. Isoniazid works by preventing the TB bacteria from forming their own protective covering, while rifampicin inactivates a bacterial enzyme (RNA-polymerase) which is required by TB bacteria to make essential proteins and to reproduce. Together, they kill the bacteria and eradicate the infection. Ethambutol and pyrazinamide, on the other hand work by slowing the growth of these bacteria.
Forecox Kit related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Forecox Kit may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Forecox Kit 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.
Lactation
Forecox Kit is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Forecox Kit occasionally causes sight problems and tingling or numbness in hand or feet. After taking this medicine you should not drive until you know how it affects you.
Kidney
CAUTION
Forecox Kit should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Forecox Kit may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Kidney function tests are advisable before the start of this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Forecox Kit should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Forecox Kit may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advised before and after the start of the treatment.

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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. Can the use of Forecox cause discoloration of the urine?
Yes, Forecox contain Rifampicin. It causes temporary discoloration of your teeth, sweat, urine, saliva, and tears (red, orange, or brown colour). This side effect is usually not harmful. However, discoloration of urine can be a sign of liver damage. Call your doctor if you have discoloration of urine with stomach pain, loss of appetite, and jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes).
Q. Can Forecox cause visual impairment?
Forecox contain ethambutol, which may cause visual impairment. Inform the doctor immediately if you notice any changes in your eyesight.
Q. Can I discontinue Forecox if I feel well?
No, do not discontinue Forecox.Take the proper course of a drug that has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. if you stop taking Forecox then your infection may become worse, may become difficult to treat and it may result in drug-resistant TB (drugs you are taking may no longer work).
Q. Can I take oral contraceptive pills while taking Forecox?
No, Forecox can make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using a non-hormone method of birth control (such as a condom, diaphragm, spermicide) to prevent pregnancy while taking Forecox.
Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Forecox?
Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.
Q. How to take Forecox?
Take Forecox empty stomach, at leas one hour before and two hours after a meal and with full glass of water.
Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Forecox?
No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Forecox. Drinking alcohol will increase the risk of hepatitis caused by Forecox because of isoniazid.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 3rd May 2018.
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