Molecule Description

Faropenem is used for the treatment of various bacterial infections of the respi...
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Uses of Faropenem

Faropenem is used to treat various bacterial infections like upper and lower respiratory infections, urinary tract infection and skin infections.

Contraindications of Faropenem

When should one not use Faropenem

  • If you are allergic to faropenem or similar medicines
  • If you are allergic to other antibiotics like penicillin, cephalosporins, monobactams, carbapenems.

Side effects of Faropenem

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea

Precautions and Warnings of Faropenem


Can I take faropenem during pregnancy?
Faropenem should only be used during pregnancy if considered essential by the doctor after assessing the benefits over risks.

Breast Feeding

Can I take faropenem while breastfeeding?
Faropenem passes in the breastmilk in a small amount. Your doctor may prescribe you this medicine only if it is necessary.


Can I drive if I have consumed faropenem?
Faropenem may cause dizziness, thus you need to be cautious while driving.


Can I consume alcohol with faropenem?
Avoid consuming alcohol with faropenem, as it may worsen the side effects.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have problems with your kidneys.
  • You experience a persistent diarrhoea
  • You have a history of allergy to any antibiotics like penicillin, cephem, or carbapenem.
  • You have an inherent tendency for allergic reactions (also known as atopy),
  • You are malnourished or show any signs of vitamin K deficiency (easily bleed), your doctor might need you to monitor closely.

Mode of Action of Faropenem

How Does It Work?

Faropenem works by inhibiting bacterial cell wall synthesis which is essential for bacterial growth. Hence, it helps in killing the bacteria responsible for the infection.

Interactions of Faropenem

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way faropenem works, or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time. Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements...
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  • Concomitant use of Imipenem and Cilastatin sodium along with this medicine should be avoided.
  • If used along with water pills like Furosemide, it can cause adverse effects on the kidney.
  • When it is used along with Sodium Valproate to treat fits/epilepsy can cause reoccurrence of fits or epilepsy.

Dosage of Faropenem


Seek urgent medical help if you suspect an overdose.

Missed a Dose

If you have missed any dose of faropenem then take it as soon as you remember. If it is already time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and follow the regular dosing schedule. Do not take a d...
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Content Details


Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Is Faropenem an antibiotic?

A: Yes, faropenem is an antibiotic medicine.

Q: In what dosage form is faropenem available?

A: Faropenem is available in the form of tablet.
Last Updated on: 19 Nov 2021 | 10:55 AM (IST)

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