SULCEF FORTE Injection 1.5gm


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Cefoperazone+Sulbactam
By Novartis India Ltd
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Drug Information for SULCEF FORTE Injection 1.5gm

What is SULCEF Forte Injection used for?

SULCEF Forte Injection injection/tablet is used for the treatment of bacterial infections.

SULCEF Forte Injection may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does SULCEF Forte Injection work?

In SULCEF Forte Injection , Cefoperazone belongs to the class of drugs called cephalosporin antibiotics. It works by inhibiting the bacterial cell wall synthesis by binding to penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs). Thus, it helps in reducing the growth of bacteria.

Sulbactam belongs to the class of drugs called β-lactamase inhibitor. It works by inhibiting the activity of certain enzymes produced by the bacteria, thereby reducing the bacterial infections.

How to use SULCEF Forte Injection ?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use SULCEF Forte Injection injection/tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

  • SULCEF Forte Injection injection should be administered only under medical supervision.
  • Swallow the tablet Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.

If you miss a dose of SULCEF Forte Injection , please use it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with SULCEF Forte Injection ?

Drugs that interact with SULCEF Forte Injection are:

  • Amikacin
  • Chloramphenicol
  • Dicoumarol
  • Doxycycline
  • Epirubicin
  • Furosemide
  • Gentamicin
  • Idarubicin
  • Metrizamide
  • Ritonavir
  • Warfarin

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of SULCEF Forte Injection ?

The following are the most common side effects of SULCEF Forte Injection :

  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness

The following are the severe side effects, and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Urticaria
  • Eosinophilia
  • Skin reactions
  • Gastrointestinal disturbance
  • Decrease in haemoglobin concentration

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while using SULCEF Forte Injection ?

  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of SULCEF Forte Injection .
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if SULCEF Forte Injection causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Avoid SULCEF Forte Injection during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Do not exceed the dose prescribed by the doctor.

You are advised not to use SULCEF Forte Injection if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before using SULCEF Forte Injection ?

  • Inform your doctor if you have any pre-existing medical conditions, such as heart, liver or kidney diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform the doctor if you have any hypersensitivity to any of the drugs in SULCEF Forte Injection

Frequently Asked questions about SULCEF Forte Injection

  1. How should SULCEF Forte Injection be stored?
  2. SULCEF Forte Injection should be stored at room temperature, away from heat, light and moisture.

  3. Do I need to follow any dietary precautions while using SULCEF Forte Injection ?
  4. Yes. It is advisable to avoid spicy food as gastrointestinal disturbance is one of the common side effects of SULCEF Forte Injection .

  5. How long can I use SULCEF Forte Injection ?
  6. It is recommended to use SULCEF Forte Injection for a prescribed duration of time as recommended by your doctor.

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