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Forenza-LX Tablet

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Overview

Introduction

Forenza-LX Tablet 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.

Forenza-LX Tablet is a prescription medicine. It is advised to take it as per the prescription. It can be taken with or without food, but it must be taken at a fixed time to ensure better efficacy. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. 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 Forenza-LX Tablet

Side effects of Forenza-LX Tablet

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 Forenza-LX

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)

How to use Forenza-LX Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Forenza-LX Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Forenza-LX Tablet works

Forenza-LX Tablet is a combination of two antibiotics: Cefpodoxime Proxetil and Levofloxacin. Cefpodoxime Proxetil works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of the bacteria in the human body. Levofloxacin works by preventing the bacteria from reproducing and repairing themselves. Together, they treat your infection effectively.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Forenza-LX Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Forenza-LX Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Forenza-LX Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Forenza-LX Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Forenza-LX Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Forenza-LX Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Forenza-LX Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
However, stop the medicine and inform your doctor if you develop any signs and symptoms of jaundice while taking this medicine.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Forenza-LX Tablet to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
  • 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.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it does not stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Discontinue Forenza-LX Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
  • Notify your doctor if you feel pain in your tendons, numbness, or tingling sensations.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

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Patient Concerns

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Having blocked and running nose with cough, we have given lx junior 2.5 ml
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Paediatrics
There are many underlying causes of your symptoms. Different cause needs different treatment. Specific treatment cannot be given unless we establish exact underlying cause. Diagnosis can not be done without clinical examination. Please consult Paediatrician. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. At time may ask you relevant investigations if necessary. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatment. It is mandatory for the customer to have a prescription for the medicines he/she is procuring. Valid prescription cannot be given without diagnosis.
Hello Dr., Pls help me the difference in ambrodil lx and s+. Which one is helpful to my daughter 3.5 yrs old. One dr. Suggested lx and other one s+. Pls provide me the dosage also. Regards, Prajeesh
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Paediatrics
hello, both are nearly same effect. You can use either of the two safely for your child. Give 4 ml thrice daily for 4 days.
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FAQs

Q. What if I don't get better after using Forenza-LX?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Forenza-LX when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Forenza-LX and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. What if I miss my dose?

Take Forenza-LX as soon as you remember it. However, do not take it if it's almost time for your next dose. Also, do not take an extra dose to make up for your missed dose.

Q. Can the use of Forenza-LX cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Forenza-LX can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhea, talk to your doctor about it.

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References

  1. Levofloxacin hemihydrate. North Harrow, Middlesex: Accord Healthcare Limited; 2011 [revised 25 Jan. 2019]. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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