1 Injection in 1 vial
Medicine Overview of Forstal Injection
Uses of Forstal Injection
Forstal 1gm Injection is used in Serious bacterial infections and Prevention of infection after surgery of the colon or rectum.
Side effects of Forstal Injection
Nausea, Vomiting, Seizure.
How to use Forstal Injection
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Forstal Injection works
Forstal 1gm 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 Forstal Injection
Expert advice for 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.
Special precautions for Forstal 1gm Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Forstal 1gm Injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.+more
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor....
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 lactati+more
on. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby....
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.+more
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...
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 is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.+more
Caution should be used in patients with renal impairment....
Caution should be used in patients with renal impairment.
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Encorate Syrup, Valox 500mg Tablet CR, Encorate 200mg Tablet, Valprol Syrup
Frequently asked questions for Forstal 1gm Injection
Frequently asked questions for Ertapenem
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.
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