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Fortum 500 mg Injection

Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Fortum 500 mg Injection

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Primary uses of Fortum 500 mg Injection

500 mg in 1 vial

Medicine Overview of Fortum Injection


Uses of Fortum Injection

Fortum 500 mg Injection is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is used for short-term treatment of bacterial infections of urinary tract, skin and soft-tissue, ear, bone, blood, abdomen, genital and lungs (pneumonia). It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.

Fortum Injection side effects


Side Effects of Fortum are Rash, Allergic reaction, Injection site reaction, Diarrhoea.


How to use Fortum Injection

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

How Fortum Injection works

Fortum 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 Fortum Injection

Expert advice for Fortum Injection

  • Your doctor has prescribed Fortum 500 mg Injection to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Discontinue Fortum 500 mg Injection and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • If you're on blood thinners, Fortum 500 mg Injection can interact with your medications and increase your bleeding tendencies.
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Fortum Injection related warnings
Special precautions for Fortum Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Fortum 500 mg 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.
Fortum 500 mg Injection is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Avoid prolonged use of Fortum 500 mg Injection, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Fortum 500 mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Fortum 500 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Fortum 500 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Fortum 500 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Fortum 500 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Fortum Injection?uses

If you miss a dose of Fortum 500 mg Injection, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

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Frequently asked questions about Fortum Injection

Frequently asked questions about Ceftazidime

Q. Is ceftazidime a sulfa, penicillin or a beta lactam drug?
Ceftazidime does not contain sulfa and is not a penicillin drug. It is beta lactam cephalosporin antibiotic
No, Rocephin is the brand name for ceftriaxone
Yes, Fortum is a dialyzable drug
Q. Is ceftazidime and ciprofloxacin compatible?
Yes, ceftazidime and ciprofloxacin are compatible when taken together
Fortum is active against pseudomonas, anaerobes, and staphylococcus bacteria. It may not be effective against methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
No, Fortum is not a nephrotoxic drug when given alone but when given along with aminoglycoside antibiotics (gentamicin, tobramycin) or diuretics such as furosemide, it may increase nephrotoxicity.

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