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Forecox 150mg Tablet

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Isoniazid(100.0 Mg) + Pyrazinamide(500.0 Mg) + Ethambutol(275.0 Mg) + Rifampicin(150.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification
ANTI-TUBERCULAR

Medical 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 Tuberculosi...
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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

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Unexplained high temperature
  • Sweating
  • Salivation
  • 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

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take a Forecox Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Forecox Tablet may be unsafe to consume during pregnancy. Limited human studies have insufficient data regarding its safety and efficacy, but animal studies have shown harmful effects for the developing baby. Your doctor may prescribe it after evaluating potential risks and benefits based on your medical condition.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take a Forecox Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
It may be unsafe to use a Forecox Tablet during breastfeeding. Since this medicine can be excreted into human breast milk, a decision should be made whether to discontinue nursing or to discontinue the medicine. Consult your doctor regarding the same.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I’ve taken a Forecox Tablet?
A:
No. It’s not advisable to drive or operate any heavy machinery that requires high mental alertness if you are taking a Forecox tablet. Forecox Tablets may cause tingling in your hands, feet and visual disturbances that can affect your ability to drive. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Forecox Tablet?
A:
Forecox Tablets should not be used together with alcohol. Interaction of alcohol with this medicine can cause flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • 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?

Forecox Tablet exerts its action by preventing the growth of microorganisms that cause infection. Isoniazid slows down the growth of bacteria by inhibiting the synthesis of mycolic acid, a major comp...
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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

Store Forecox Tablet at room temperature below 30*c. Keep the medication out of children’s reach. Store it in an airtight container. Keep the Forecox Tablet away from direct sunlight, heat and moistur...
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Dosage of Forecox 150mg Tablet

Overdose

Do not take Forecox Tablet in more than prescribed doses. Symptoms of overdosage can be Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, slurring of speech, blurring of vision, and visual hallucinations. In case of overd...
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Missed a Dose

Take the missed dose just and when you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take medicine and skip the missed dose. Don’t double the dosage to compensate for the missed...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Reddy Moulika

BDS, MDS in Periodontics and Implantology

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Is Forecox Tablet a habit-forming medicine?

A: No habit forming tendencies were reported with Forecox Tablets.

Q: Is Forecox Tablet safe for the paediatric and elderly population?

A: Safety and efficiency of Forecox Tablets are not established in children below 15 years of age. Forecox Tablet should be used with caution in elderly patients. Since they are more prone to hepatic and renal impairment, dose adjustment and review is necessary.

Q: What are the special precautions to be taken during treatment?

A: Stay away from work, school or college until your doctor advises you it's safe to return. Always cover your mouth, preferably with a disposable tissue, whether sneezing, coughing, or laughing. Place any used tissues in a sealed plastic bag with care. When feasible, open windows to ensure that the locations are well-ventilated.
Product Details
Brand
FORECOX
Expires on or After
29/06/2024

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ContainsIsoniazid(100.0 Mg),Pyrazinamide(500.0 Mg),Ethambutol(275.0 Mg),Rifampicin(150.0 Mg)
UsesFor the treatment and prevention of Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Side effectsNausea, 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).
Last Updated on: 01 Mar 2022 | 11:50 AM (IST)
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