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Forstaf 500 mg Injection

Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Forstaf 500 mg Injection

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Forstaf 500 mg Injection

Severe bacterial infections
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Medicine Overview of Forstaf Injection

Uses of Forstaf Injection

Forstaf 500 mg Injection is used in the treatment of severe bacterial infections.

Forstaf Injection side effects

Common

Side Effects of Forstaf are Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness), Allergic reaction, Rash, Itching, Decrease in blood pressure, Breathlessness, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk).

How to use Forstaf Injection

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

How Forstaf Injection works

Forstaf 500 mg Injection is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering which is needed for them to survive.

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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Forstaf Injection related warnings
Special precautions for Forstaf Injection
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Forstaf 500 mg 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.
Lactation
Forstaf 500 mg Injection is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Forstaf 500 mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Forstaf 500 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Forstaf 500 mg 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.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Forstaf 500 mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Forstaf Injection

Frequently asked questions about 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
Q. Does Forstaf come in pill form?
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)
Q. Does Forstaf cause diarrhea?
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
Q. What organisms does Forstaf cover?
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).

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Forstaf with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Forstaf with Amikacin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Amikacin: Mikasun, Vizocin, Amricin, Gramika, Amitrex, Welmic, Spakin, Acean, Abiox, Blocin
Forstaf with Amphotericin B
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Amphotericin B: Hospicin B, Amphocil, Fungsome, Ampholyn, Amtericin, Ambisome, Amphonex, Amphomul, Amphotin Lip, Envocin
Forstaf with Oxyphenbutazone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Oxyphenbutazone: Flanil
Forstaf with Streptomycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Streptomycin: Ambistryn-S, Streptomycin
Forstaf with Nimesulide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nimesulide: Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis, Neil, Zenee PR, Sanim, Renex, Nimoffin, Selide, Elide
Forstaf with Tricholine Citrate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Tricholine Citrate: Tricit, Trichodol, Liv Pure
Forstaf with Netilmicin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Netilmicin: Netyl, Internet, Netilmac, Netsafe, Netspan, Ntn, Netromycin
Forstaf with Tobramycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Tobramycin: Bactob, Torvis, Tojawa, Cobex, Tobran, Tobaking, Obra, Tomin, Toram, Tobax
Forstaf with Kanamycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Kanamycin: Kanamac, Kancin
Forstaf with Gentamicin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Gentamicin: Begenta, Indogenta, Spagen, GB Gen, Garacin, Gentadin, Jentin, Gen, Zentax, Gentivin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Metamizole / Dipyrone: Pyregin, Novalgin RC, Bral
Forstaf with Neomycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Neomycin: Neocin
Forstaf with Cyclosporine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cyclosporine: Imudrops, Neoral, Consiral, Hydroeyes, Oncyclo, Panimun Bioral, Cyrin, Cyclophil ME, Sandimmun Neoral, Sandimmun
Forstaf with Benzydamine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Benzydamine: Ready Rinse, Tantum, Mucobenz
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