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Fortum 1gm Inj

By GLAXOSMITHKLINE
1 Powder For Injection(s) in Dry Vial
174.41*
MRP 212.70
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Ceftazidime(1.0 Gm)
therapy
Therapeutic classification
ANTIBIOTIC

Medical Description

Fortum 1gm Injection contains Ceftazidime which is an antibiotic medicine. It works by inhibiting the cell wall synthesis of bacteria, absence of cell wall will result in death of bacteria. Fortum 1gm...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
    Other Products
uses

Uses of Fortum 1gm Inj

  • For the treatment of various types of bacterial infections such as infections of the urinary tract, respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract and skin.
  • Treatment of Meningitis. (inflammation of meninges that cover the brain and spinal cord)
contraindications

Contraindications of Fortum 1gm Inj

  • If you are allergic to this medicine or any other cephalosporins
  • If you have a history of a severe allergic reaction to any other antibiotics like penicillins
sideEffects

Side effects of Fortum 1gm Inj

  • Blood disorder like decrease in blood count, excessive platelets in the blood
  • Swelling in veins
  • Diarrhoea
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Urge to scratch, rashes
  • Pain and swelling at the site of injection
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Fortum 1gm Inj

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Fortum 1gm Injection during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited information on the use of this medicine in pregnancy. Hence it is recommended not to use the same unless prescribed by your doctor.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Fortum 1gm Injection while breastfeeding?
A:
It passes into the breastmilk in a small amount. So it is safe to breastfeed during the treatment, as it does not affect the breastfed baby. However, the doctor may ask you to monitor symptom like diarrhoea in beastfed baby.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Fortum 1gm Injection?
A:
This medicine may affect your ability to drive or operate machines. Do not drive or operate machines if you experience dizziness and drowsiness.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Fortum 1gm Injection?
A:
Although there is no known interaction with alcohol along with this medicine. So it is important to consult your physician if you have a habit of regular drinking.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a history of allergy to penicillins or any medicines, as much caution is required in such patients.
  • You experience any allergic reaction due to the use of this medicine, because the doctor may discontinue the medicine quickly
  • You are suffering from diarrhoea due to this medicine, a doctor may discontinue the treatment and switch to alternate medicine
  • You may develop a kidney problem
  • Prolonged use of this medicine may lead to overgrowth of other organisms, which may require immediate termination of therapy. And patient needs to be re-evaluated again.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Fortum 1gm Inj

How Does It Work?

Fortum 1gm Injection acts by inhibiting bacterial cell wall synthesis, which is essential for their survival. Therefore it leads to the death of the cell. Hence, it helps in stopping the growth of bac...
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Fortum 1gm Inj

  • Fortum 1gm Injection will be given in the hospital by your doctor or nurse as an injection.
  • Do not self inject this medicine.
interactions

Interactions of Fortum 1gm Inj

Interactions with other medicines

  • Concomitant use of antibiotics like chloramphenicol, gentamycin, tobramycin and water pills like furosemide can cause adverse effects on kidney and gut flora or digestive tract
  • Efficacy of oral contraceptives also get reduced while treatment with Fortum 1gm Injection
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Fortum 1gm Inj

  • Store Fortum 1gm Injection below 25°C
  • Try to keep it out of the reach of children
dosage

Dosage of Fortum 1gm Inj

Overdose

  • Fortum 1gm Injection will be given by your doctor or nurse. Therefore, it is less likely to receive more or less of this medicine.
  • However, if you experience brain disease, fits or coma, kidney problems, etc. immediately after taking this injection, inform your doctor as soon as possible.

Missed a Dose

  • You will be monitored by your doctor or nurse on when the Fortum 1gm Injection should be given to you.
  • It is unlikely that the dose will be missed. However, if you think your doctor or nurse might have missed a dose, inform them.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: For how long do I need to take Fortum Injection?

A: You are supposed to complete the prescribed dosage duration by your physician. If you skip the dose or do not complete the course, it may cause resistance and decrease the effectiveness of immediate treatment.

Q: can Fortum Injection cause diarrhea?

A: Fortum 1gm Injection is an antibiotic medicine that kills infection-causing bacteria. However, it also kills the friendly bacteria present in the intestine which can lead to an imbalance of microbial flora of the intestine and can cause diarrhea.

Q: Is Fortum 1gm Injection an antibiotic?

A: Yes, Fortum 1gm Injection is an antibiotic medicine.

Q: What is the composition of Fortum Injection

A: Fortum 1gm Injection contains Ceftazidime an antibiotic medicine.
Last Updated on: 05 Apr 2021 | 06:36 PM (IST)
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