Forecox 150mg Tablet
Forecox 150mg Tablet Description
Forecox Tablet is a combination medicine used to treat and prevent tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is a severe infectious bacterial disease that mainly affects the lungs caused by Mycobacterium Tuberculos
is. The Forecox Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called anti-tuberculosis medicine. Forecox Tablet is composed of Isoniazid, Rifampicin, Ethambutol and pyrazinamide. Forecox Tablet is a prescription medicine, and it is to be taken as suggested by the physician. Do not take in more than prescribed amounts as it may cause harmful side effects. Consult your physician immediately if you experience any side effects or worsening of your condition. Also, if you find any allergic side effects, you should contact your doctor immediately. Do not stop taking the medicine even if you feel better.
|Contains||Isoniazid(100.0 Mg) + Pyrazinamide(500.0 Mg) + Ethambutol(275.0 Mg) + Rifampicin(150.0 Mg)|
|Uses||For the treatment and prevention of Pulmonary Tuberculosis|
|Side effects||Nausea, Vomiting, Rash, Unexplained high temperature, Sweating, Increased sputum production, Salivation, Watery eyes, Peripheral neuropathy (numbness and tingling of feet and hand), Increased liver enzymes and Jaundice (yellowing of your skin and the whites of your eyes).|
Uses of Forecox 150mg Tablet
- For the treatment and prevention of Pulmonary Tuberculosis.
Contraindications of Forecox 150mg Tablet
- If you have an allergy or any hypersensitivity reaction to Isoniazid, rifampicin, Ethambutol and Pyrazinamide.
- If you are a patient under Antiviral medication since it can reduce its effectiveness.
Side effects of Forecox 150mg Tablet
- Unexplained high temperature
- Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand)
- Jaundice (yellowing of your skin and the whites of your eyes)
- Increased uric acid level in blood
Precautions and Warnings of Forecox 150mg Tablet
Other General Warnings
- You are breastfeeding, pregnant or planning to conceive.
- Your symptoms do not resolve or clinical worsening of the condition.
- You have long term cardiac, liver and kidney disease.
- You’ve an addiction to alcohol or medicines.
- You are suffering from Acute gout, optic neuritis.
Mode of Action of Forecox 150mg Tablet
How Does It Work?
Directions for Use of Forecox 150mg Tablet
- Always take the Forecox Tablet exactly as directed by your doctor.
- You can take a Forecox Tablet on an empty stomach at least 1-2 hours before or after a meal since food can decrease the absorption of this medicine.
- Swallow it with a glass of water.
- Do not chew or crush the tablet.
- Read the label instructions carefully.
- Dosage should be taken in recommended amounts at a particular time in a day to get maximum benefits and desired clinical effect.
Interactions of Forecox 150mg Tablet
Interactions with other medicines
- Interaction with Anti-HIV medicines like Saquinavir and Ritonavir can reduce these antiviral medicines’ effectiveness and increase the risk of liver toxicity.
- Interaction with antacids like omeprazole & pantoprazole may reduce the absorption of this medicine. Forecox Tablets should be given at least 1 hour before ingesting antacids.
- Interaction with antifungal medicines like ketoconazole decreases the serum concentration of both these medicines.
- Interaction with anticoagulants like warfarin, aspirin increase the requirement of these anticoagulant medicines.
Interactions with food items
- Tyramine and histamine-containing foods should be avoided by patients receiving a Forecox Tablet.
- Interaction with tyramine-containing foods (cheese, red wine) causes exaggerated responses (e.g. headache, sweating, palpitations, flushing, hypotension).
- Also, interaction with foods containing histamine (e.g. skipjack, tuna, other tropical fish) can occur with this medicine.
Storage and disposal of Forecox 150mg Tablet
Dosage of Forecox 150mg Tablet
Missed a Dose
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Is Forecox Tablet a habit-forming medicine?
Q: Is Forecox Tablet safe for the paediatric and elderly population?
Q: What are the special precautions to be taken during treatment?
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