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Fortwin Inj 1ml

By RANBAXY LABORATORIES (SUN PHARMA)
1ml Injection
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Medical Description

Fortwin injection is an analgesic medicine. It contains pentazocine as an active ingredient that belongs to opioids (pain relief medicine). Fortwin injection helps in relieving moderate to severe pain...
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Product Summary

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ContainsPentazocine(30.0 Mg)
UsesModerate to severe pain
Side effectsDrowsiness, nausea, vomiting, headache, sweating
ClassificationANALGESIC FOR SEVERE PAIN
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Uses of Fortwin 30 MG

Moderate to severe pain

Contraindications of Fortwin 30 MG

  • If you are allergic to any of the ingredients present in the Fortwin injection.
  • If you can control the pain by using other pain killers.
  • If you have any kind of pre-existing medical condition such as heart problems, blockades in bowel or stomach or intestines, stomach ache, respiratory problem, etc.
  • If you have any head injury.
  • If you have a known history of fits.
  • If you have a habit of drinking alcohol.
  • If you recently had or have a planned surgery.

Side effects of Fortwin 30 MG

  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Lack of sleep
  • Dry mouth
  • Problem with vision
  • Low sex drive
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Sweating

Precautions and Warnings of Fortwin 30 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I receive the Fortwin injection during pregnancy?
A:
  • It is not considered to be safe during pregnancy, as it may affect the foetus. However your doctor may prescribe you this medicine after assessing your condition, but do not stop taking the medication...
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  • The doctor will guide you on how to gradually stop taking this medicine.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I receive the Fortwin injection while breastfeeding?
A:
The component of this injection passes into the breastmilk. Hence, it is recommended not to breastfeed during the treatment as it may harm the newborn baby. Therefore, the doctor will decide whether to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the treatment depending upon the benefits of the medicine for a nursing mother.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have received the Fortwin injection?
A:
You may feel drowsy, dizzy or lightheadedness after you receive this injection. Hence, it is recommended to avoid activities like driving, operating machinery.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol if I have received the Fortwin injection?
A:
No, it is not recommended to consume alcohol as it may cause more drowsiness, slow breathing or other serious side effects. If you have a habit of consuming alcohol consult your doctor before receiving this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have any pre-existing medical condition such as liver or kidney problem, heart problem, migraine, heart disorder, high/low blood pressure, the problem with your thyroid gland, depression, psychiat...
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  • You are a pregnant or nursing woman. If a doctor prescribes you this medicine during pregnancy and lactation, then you should be very careful and watch the baby for any kind of unusual symptoms like s...
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  • You may develop the chances of opioid abuse, misuse or addiction.
  • You notice any unusual signs and symptoms while in treatment with this medicine.
  • You are already taking any other oral medicines like opioids along with the Fortwin injection. It can cause more drowsiness, breathing problems, decreased awareness, etc.

Mode of Action of Fortwin 30 MG

How Does It Work?

Fortwin injection helps in reducing and relieving the pain by acting on nerve cells of the spinal cord and brain. It acts on certain receptors of the spinal cord and brain and blocks the pain impulse.

Directions for Use of Fortwin 30 MG

  • This medicine will be given in the hospital by your doctor or nurse as an injection.
  • Please follow any aftercare instructions given by your doctor.

Interactions of Fortwin 30 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way the Fortwin injection works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines received at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might receive to avoid any possible interaction. Also, you should inform your doctor if you or your child h...
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  • Especially, if you are taking medicines like other sedatives, muscle relaxants, general anaesthetics, psychiatric related medicines, alcohol, linezolid, buprenorphine, butorphanol, water pills, medici...
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Storage and disposal of Fortwin 30 MG

  • Store this medicine as per the instructions given on the packaging box.
  • Protect it from bright light.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Fortwin 30 MG

Overdose

The possibility for an overdose is unlikely as this medicine will be administered/given by a healthcare professional. If any unusual signs and symptoms like weak breathing, dizziness, extreme drowsine...
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Missed a Dose

The possibility of missing a dose is unlikely as this medicine will be administered by a healthcare professional.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Abhishek B L

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What should I know if I have received the Fortwin injection?

  • This medicine is a habit-forming medicine. It may cause dizziness, drowsiness, etc.
  • It is recommended to avoid driving or operating machinery.
  • It is also recommended to avoid consuming alcohol while you are in the treatment with this medicine.

Q: Are opioids addictive?

A: Yes, prolonged use of opioids can lead to addiction.

Q: Can opioid addiction be treated?

A: Yes, getting rid of opioid addiction can be hard, but it is possible.
Product Details
Brand
FORTWIN
Expires on or After
26/08/2022

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Last Updated on: 01 Sep 2021 | 04:58 PM (IST)
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