Forstaf 500mg Injection

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Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Forstaf 500mg Injection

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Primarily used for

Serious bacterial infections
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Medicine Overview of Forstaf Injection

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Uses of Forstaf Injection

Forstaf 500mg Injection is used in the treatment of serious bacterial infections.
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Side effects of Forstaf Injection

Common

Nausea, Abdominal pain, Decreased potassium level in blood.

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How to use Forstaf Injection

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

How Forstaf Injection works

Forstaf 500mg injection 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.

In Depth Information on Forstaf Injection

Expert advice for Forstaf Injection

  • It is given as an oral form or as a drip (intravenous infusion) into a vein or into a muscle.
  • Do not drive because you may feel sleepy or dizzy while being treated with vancomycin.
  • During treatment patient may undergo blood, urine, or hearing tests to look for signs of side effects.
  • Do not start or continue the vancomycin if you have a kidney problem or hearing difficulties.
  • Avoid using vancomycin if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Forstaf 500mg Injection
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Forstaf 500mg Injection 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.
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Lactation
Forstaf 500mg Injection is probably safe to use during lacta
tion. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
SAFE
Forstaf 500mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Forstaf 500mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Forstaf 500mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Regular monitoring of kidney function test and some blood tests is advised while you are taking this medicine.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Forstaf
500mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Genticyn 80mg Injection, Mci 250mg Injection, LA Mika 100mg Injection, Tobatose Injection
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Forstaf 500mg Injection

Frequently asked questions for Vancomycin

Q. Is vancomycin a form of beta lactam, penicillin, cephalosporin, macrolide, or sulfa drug?
Vancomycin does not contain sulfa and is not a beta lactam, penicillin, cephalosporin, or macrolide drug
Q. Is it bactericidal or bacteristatic?
It is a broad spectrum bactericidal glycopeptide antibiotic
Yes, Forstaf comes in pill form and used for the treatment of inflammation of the digestive tract (enterocolitis) caused by staphylococci and severe diarrhea (pseudomembranous colitis)
No, Forstaf is not known to cause diarrhea. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug
Q. Can I take vancomycin with probiotics, ibuprofen, heparin, Zosyn, Tylenol, Tums, or Aleve?
Vancomycin is not reported to interact with ibuprofen, heparin, Zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam), Tylenol (acetaminophen), Tums (sucrose and calcium carbonate), or Aleve (naproxen). It may reduce efficacy of probiotics. Please follow the advice of the doctor regarding their simultaneous use
Q. Can I take vancomycin with penicillin allergy?
Yes, vancomycin may be given to the patients who are allergic to penicillin
Forstaf is mainly effective against gram-negative bacteria such as pseudomonas as well as some gram-positive bacteria such as streptococcus. It is a drug of choice for infections due to Clostridium difficile and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (mrsa).
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