Fortecin Injection 1.2 gm 1 Vial

 155.00

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Drug Strength: 1.2 gm
Drug Form : Injection
Pack Size : 1 vial
Does this requires a prescription ?Yes

Fortecin Injection contains Co-amoxiclav | belongs to Broad-spectrum penicillin

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    How it works

    Amoxycillin binds to certain specific receptors and prevents the formation of a necessary component for cell wall building process. Clavulanic acid is effective against a specific species of bacteria that are resistant to other antibiotic medicines. Thus, the combination becomes effective against an extended range of bacteria.

    Side effects

    Major & minor side effects for Fortecin Injection 1.2 gm 1 Vial

    • Allergic Skin Reaction severe
    • Diarrhea severe
    • Fever severe
    • Joint pain
    • Skin yellowing
    • Easy bruising and bleeding
    • Heavy menstrual bleeding
    • Tooth discoloration
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Altered sense of taste
    • Convulsions severe
    • Painful intercourse severe
    • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet severe
    • Black or tarry stools
    • Muscle or joint pain
    • Sleeplessness
    • Irregular heartbeat

    Uses of Fortecin Injection 1.2 gm 1 Vial

    What is it prescribed for?

    • Nose Infection (Sinusitis)

      This medicine is used in the treatment of infections of the nose and nasal chamber caused by bacteria.

    • Lower Respiratory Tract Infection

      This medicine is used in the treatment of infections of the airways leading to the lungs. The infections can be Pneumonia, acute bronchitis, or others caused by different bacterial strains.

    • Ear Infection (Otitis Media)

      This medicine is used to treat infections of the middle ear caused by bacteria.

    • Throat Infection (Tonsillitis/Pharyngitis)

      This medicine is used in the treatment of infections of the throat and airways leading to lungs, namely Tonsillitis and Pharyngitis caused by bacteria.

    • Skin Infection

      This medicine is used in the treatment of infections of the skin and skin structures caused by bacteria.

    • Urinary Tract Infection

      This medicine is used in the treatment of infections of the bladder (Cystitis) and kidneys (Pyelonephritis).

    • Infections associated with surgical procedures

      This medicine is used to prevent possible infections associated with major surgical procedures such as joint replacement surgery, biliary tract surgery, etc.

    • Bone and Joint infections

      This medicine is used for the treatment of infections of the bones and joints (Osteomyelitis) caused by Staphylococcus aureus.

    Concerns

    Frequently asked questions

    • Onset of action

      The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1-2 hours of administration.

    • Duration of Effect

      The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 6-8 hours.

    • Safe with Alchohol?

      Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

    • Is it habit forming?

      No habit forming tendencies were reported.

    • Usage in pregnancy?

      This medicine should be used in pregnant women only if the need is clearly established and the benefits outweigh the risks. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

    • Usage while breast-feeding?

      This medicine should be used in breastfeeding women only if the need is clearly established. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

    When not to use?

    • Allergy

      This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to Amoxycillin or Clavulanic acid derivatives. Do not consume this medicine if you have a known history of allergy to Penicillins or Beta lactam antibiotics.

    • Cholestasis

      This medicine is not recommended for use if you have had a condition where the normal flow of bile from the liver is interrupted (cholestasis).

    • Liver dysfunction

      This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a history of liver dysfunction associated with the use of these medicines in combination.

    Warnings

    Warnings for special population
    • Pregnancy

      This medicine should be used in pregnant women only if the need is clearly established and the benefits outweigh the risks. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

    • Breast-feeding

      This medicine should be used in breastfeeding women only if the need is clearly established. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

    General Warnings
    • Allergic Reaction

      This medicine is likely to cause moderate to severe allergic reaction and the likelihood is very high in patients who are known to have an antibiotic allergy. Report the occurrence of any such reaction to the doctor on priority.

    • Diarrhea

      Use of this medicine is likely to cause diarrhea. It may be a mild episode requiring no specific treatment or a severe case of colitis or Clostridium Difficile-Associated Diarrhea (CDAD). Chances of occurrence are very high in patients having a history of diarrhea after using antibiotics. All such instances should be reported to the doctor on priority.

    • Mononucleosis

      This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with Mononucleosis. This medicine is likely to cause rashes and bumps on the skin if the patient is suffering from Mononucleosis.

    • Drug-resistance

      Usage of this medicine without sufficient proof or suspicion of a bacterial infection should be avoided. Irrational dosing might fail in providing the benefits and even cause toxicity. It may also increase the risk of development of bacteria that are drug resistant.

    • Liver disease

      This medicine should be used with caution in patients having an impairment of the normal liver function. It is advised to regularly monitor the liver enzyme levels while taking this medicine and even after treatment with this medicine is complete.

    • Form and method of administration

      This medicine is generally administered either by slow intravenous injection over a period of 3-4 minutes or by intravenous infusion over a period of 30-40 minutes. It is not suitable for intramuscular administration. The patient should be shifted to oral forms as soon as possible.

    Dosage

    • Missed Dose

      Since this medicine is administered in a hospital or clinical setup, the likelihood of missing a dose is very low. Contact your doctor immediately if you have missed a scheduled dose of this medicine.

    • Overdose

      Since this medicine is administered in a clinical or a hospital setup, the likelihood of an overdose is very low. However, if an overdose of this medicine is suspected, your doctor will initiate emergency medical treatment. Symptoms of an overdose may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, drowsiness, etc.

    Interactions

    Interaction with Medicines
    • Doxycycline moderate
    • Methotrexate severe
    • Warfarin moderate
    • Ethinyl Estradiol moderate
    • Live vaccines severe
    Disease interactions
    • moderate

      This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a history of mononucleosis since these patients may develop a skin reaction/eruption. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be done under your doctor's supervision.

    • moderate

      This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients having a history of gastrointestinal diseases, particularly colitis. Inform your doctor if you have any history of gastrointestinal diseases. Report any incidence of severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, and blood in stools to the doctor immediately. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

    • moderate

      This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of renal diseases or active renal diseases. Close monitoring of the renal function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative might be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

    Food interactions
    • Urine Sugar Test (Benedict's of Fehling's reagent) moderate

      Report the use of this medicine prior to the test. This medicine may give a false positive result for the presence of glucose/sugar in the urine. The urine sugar test should be performed with a different reagent in case you are receiving this medicine.

    General Instructions

    Administer Fortecin Injection 1.2 gm 1 Vial as prescribed by the doctor. It is recommended to administer this medicine under the supervision of a doctor or a trained healthcare professional.

    Other details

    • Usage does not depend on food timings
    • To be taken as instructed by doctor
    • Does not cause sleepiness

    References

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    How to use Fortecin Injection 1.2 gm 1 Vial

    By direct IV push over a period of 3-4 min used within 20 min of reconstitution. By IV intermittent infusion over 30-40 min and complete within 4 hours of reconstitution.

    what are the adverse effects of Fortecin Injection 1.2 gm 1 Vial?

    Hepatitis, cholestatic jaundice, erythema multiforme (including Stevens-Johnson syndrome), toxic epidermal necrolysis, exfoliative dermatitis, vasculitis, rarely prolongation of bleeding time, dizziness, headache, convulsions (particularly with high doses or in renal impairment), superficial staining of teeth with suspension, phlebitis at injection site, hypersensitivity reactions, GI upset, blood dyscrasias, CNS effects, antibiotic associated colitis.

    What happens if I miss a dose of Fortecin Injection 1.2 gm 1 Vial?

    ORAL: Susp 156.25 mg: Children: Under 3 mth, not recommended; 3-9 mth, 2.5 mL half-strength; 9 mth-2 yr, 5 mL half-strength. 2-6 yr, 5 mL. All three times daily for up to fourteen days, then review.
    Susp 312.5 mg: Children: 6-12 yr, 5 mL. All three times daily for up to fourteen days, then review.
    Tab: Adults: In mild to moderate infections: 375 mg three times daily or 625 mg two times daily for up to fourteen days, then review. In severe infections: 625 mg three times daily or 1 gm two times daily.
    INJECTION: Adults: 1.2 gm by IV inj or intermittent infusion eight or six hourly. Treat up to 14 days then review. Children: Up to 3 mth, 30 mg/kg every twelve hr in premature and full term infants during the perinatal period, increasing to eight hr thereafter; 3 mth-12 yr, 30 mg/kg eight or six hourly. All by IV inj or intermittent infusion for up to 14 days, then revise.

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