Farobact 200 mg tablet is an antibiotic containing faropenem as an active ingredient. It is used to treat various bacterial infections such as infection of the respiratory tract, urinary tract and skin infections. Farobact 200 mg tablet works by inhibiting the cell wall synthesis of bacteria, which is an outer layer protecting bacteria. The absence of a cell wall will result in the death of the bacterial cells. Take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor and complete the given course, as stopping the treatment in between will result in treatment failure and recurrence of infection. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or are breastfeeding and about all the medicines and supplements you take and all the conditions or diseases you suffer from, before starting the Farobact 200 mg tablet.
Uses of Farobact 200 MG
Farobact 200 mg tablet is used for the treatment of various bacterial infections like upper and lower respiratory infections, urinary tract infection and skin infections.
Contraindications of Farobact 200 MG
If you are allergic to faropenem or any of the ingredients of Farobact 200 mg tablet.
If you are allergic to other antibiotics (beta-lactam) like penicillin, cephalosporins, monobactams, carbapenems.
Side effects of Farobact 200 MG
Precautions and Warnings of Farobact 200 MG
Q: Can I take Farobact 200 mg tablet during pregnancy?
A: There is limited information on the use of Farobact 200 mg tablet in pregnancy. Hence, it is recommended not to use the same unless prescribed by your doctor.
Q: Can I take Farobact 200 mg tablet while breastfeeding?
A: It passes into the breastmilk. So, if you are breastfeeding, your doctor has to decide whether Farobact 200 mg tablet has to be used or not.
Q: Can I drive if I have consumed Farobact 200 mg tablet?
A: Farobact 200 mg tablet does not affect your ability to drive or to use machinery but, if you experience side effects like dizziness, then you should avoid driving or using machines.
Q: Can I consume alcohol with Farobact 200 mg tablet?
A: There is no known interaction with alcohol along with Farobact 200 mg tablet, but it is important to consult your physician if you have a habit of regular drinking.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
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), or you have kidney problems.
You are not able to take diet orally, or you develop a sign of malnutrition or any sign of vitamin K deficiency (easy bleeding), the doctor might need you to monitor closely.
You experience a persistent diarrhoea, the doctor may discontinue the treatment with Farobact 200 mg tablet.
Mode of Action of Farobact 200 MG
How Does It Work?
Farobact 200 mg tablet works by inhibiting bacterial cell wall synthesis which is essential for bacterial growth. Hence, it helps in killing the bacteria responsible for the infection.
Directions for Use of Farobact 200 MG
Farobact 200 mg tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water, do not cut, break or chew the medicine. It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results and should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor. Never stop the medicine on your own.
Interactions of Farobact 200 MG
Interactions with other medicines
Farobact 200 mg tablet may interact with other medicines and produce an altered response. Please tell your doctor if you are using any other medicines, over-the-counter medicines
Concomitant use of Imipenem and Cilastatin sodium along with Farobact 200 mg tablet should be avoided.
When it is used along with Sodium Valproate to treat fits/epilepsy can cause reoccurrence of fits or epilepsy.
If used along with water pills like Furosemide, it can cause adverse effects on the kidney.
Storage and disposal of Farobact 200 MG
Store Farobact 200 mg tablets below 25°C
Keep it in the original container, out of reach of children and pets
Dosage of Farobact 200 MG
If you think you have taken too much of Farobact 200 mg tablet and you experience any adverse effects, then contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.
Missed a Dose
If you missed any dose of Farobact 200 mg tablet, then take it as soon as you remember. If it’s time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one.
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