Faropenem

Description

Faropenem is an antibiotic used to treat a variety of infections caused by bacteria. It is used to treat infections in the ears, nose, throat, urinary tract, skin, and lungs. It should be used with caution in geriatric patients and patients with kidney diseases.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Faropenem

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Rashes
  • Sweating
  • Headache
  • Vitamin deficiency
  • Muscle pain
  • Loose bowel movements

Uses of Faropenem

What is it prescribed for?

  • Lower Respiratory Tract Infection
  • Ear/Nose/Throat Infections
  • Genito-urinary infections
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
  • Gynecological infections
  • Skin and Skin Structure Infection
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesired side effects.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Faropenem or any other medicine belonging to the beta-lactam antibiotics class.

Use in children

Faropenem is not recommended for use in children since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesired side effects.
General warnings

Atopy

Faropenem should be used with caution in patients with a family history of atopy due to the increased risk of allergic reactions.

Geriatric patients

This medicine should be used with caution in geriatric patients due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. These patients should be monitored closely for any undesired effects. Appropriate dose adjustments, corrective measures, or discontinuation of therapy may be required based on the clinical condition.

Renal impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of renal impairment due to the increased risk of severe side effects. Appropriate dose adjustments should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Diarrhea

Faropenem should be used with caution due to the increase in the risk of diarrhea. The risk is especially higher in patients with a history of gastrointestinal diseases. Report any history of gastrointestinal diseases to the doctor before receiving this medicine. Any symptoms like diarrhea, blood in stools, etc. should be reported to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Drug resistance

Usage of Faropenem 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.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

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

Instructions

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

Sodium Valproate

Furosemide

Imipenem and cilastatin sodium combination

Disease interactions

Renal Dysfunction

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a history of kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe side effects. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments may be required based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Faropenem with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Faropenem works by interfering with the bacterial cell wall synthesis.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Carbapenems

Schedule

Schedule H

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Information on this page was last updated on 24 Sep 2017

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