Medicine Overview of Forstal Injection
Forstal 1gm Injection is used in serious bacterial infections and prevention of infection after surgery of the colon or rectum. It is used in infections of various body parts like skin and soft tissues, urinary tract, blood, brain and lungs (pneumonia).
Nausea, Vomiting, Seizure.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Forstal 1gm Injection is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming their own protective covering which is required for their survival in the human body.
In Depth Information on Forstal Injection
- Do not start ertapenem, if you are allergic to ertapenem, or to any of the other ingredients in ertapenem tablets, or other antibiotics such as penicillins, cephalosporins or carbapenems.
- Do not take ertapenem, if you have developed diarrhea just before or after taking ertapenem.
- Doctor’s advice should be considered in case of patients with following history of disease conditions: kidney disease (especially if you are receiving dialysis treatments), localized tremors, or fits; high blood pressure or other diseases.
- Avoid using ertapenem, if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breast-feeding.
Forstal Injection related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Forstal 1gm Injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Forstal 1gm Injection is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Certain side effects, such as dizziness and sleepiness, have been reported with Forstal 1gm Injection, which may affect some patients’ ability to drive or operate machinery
Forstal 1gm Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Forstal 1gm Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Forstal 1gm Injection is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Forstal 1gm Injection is recommended.
If you miss a dose of Forstal 1gm Injection, please consult your doctor.
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Frequently asked questions about Forstal Injection
Q. Is ertapenem and penicillin or a sulfa drug or a beta lactam or does ertapenem contain penicillin?
Ertapenem is an antibiotic of the beta-lactam group, similar in structure to penicillins. However, they are used for the treatment of different infections. Ertapenem is not a sulfa drug
Forstal is used to treat infections in various parts of the body caused by bacteria that are susceptible it. These include gynecologic and abdominal infections, pneumonia, skin and underlying tissue infections due to diabetes (e.g. diabetic foot). It is also used to prevent infection after certain types of surgeries
Forstal sodium is sodium salt of the Forstal antibiotic
Yes. It increases serum creatinine and serum urea
Forstal IV is intravenous preparation of Forstal i.e. solution of Forstal that is used for direct injection into a blood vessel (vein) over few minutes or hours
No, Forstal is not effective against enterococcus or enterococcus faecalis and pseudomonas at all
Forstal covers ESBL (extended spectrum beta lactamase) producing bacteria as well as MSSA (methicillin sensitive staphylococcus aureus). It does not cover and is ineffective to treat VRE (vancomycin resistant enterococci)
Forstal is not compatible with dextrose 5% injection solution
Forstal is not a vesicant. However, leakage of the Forstal solution during injection can cause pain and swelling of the surrounding skin and underlying tissue, as well as skin ulceration.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Taking Forstal with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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