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Forum 500Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Monokem Labs
Medicine composition: Cefuroxime
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Forum 500Mg Tablet is an anti-biotic drug that a part of the class of medicines called cephalosporin. This broad spectrum antibiotic is useful in treating a wide variety of infections that are caused by bacteria. It is used in the treatment of conditions such as acute or chronic bronchitis, tonsillitis, Lyme disease, Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, pneumonia, laryngitis, sinusitis and urinary tract infections. This drug is also used to treat bacterial infections of the throat, cervix, pelvis, urethra, skin, middle ear and nasal passage.

Forum 500Mg Tablet works by creating a hostile environment for the bacteria to survive. It damages the cell walls of bacteria, prevents the growth of bacteria and therefore eliminates the bacterial infection.

Forum 500Mg Tablet is a medicine, which is a member of the anti-biotic family called cephalosporin. It destroys the bacteria that cause infections. Therefore, this broad spectrum anti-biotic is useful in treating conditions such as Lyme disease, bronchitis, gonorrhea, pneumonia, tonsillitis, laryngitis, cervicitis and sinusitis. It is also used to treat bacterial infections of the urinary tract, skin, ears, nose, kidney, urethra and throat.

Forum 500Mg Tablet intervenes in the bacteria’s process of forming cell walls. The cell walls of the bacteria are essential for their survival. The bacterial cell walls protect the contents of the cell from leaking out. This antibiotic damages the bond that keeps the cell wall in one piece. Therefore, Forum 500Mg Tablet causes holes to appear in the cell wall, making it impossible for the bacteria to survive. In this way, by destroying bacteria and inhibiting the reproduction of bacterial cells, the antibiotic is effective in eliminating bacterial infections.

This antibiotic can be taken orally as a tablet or a liquid suspension. It is possible to over dose on this medicine. Therefore, it is imperative to follow the instructions of your doctor and take Forum 500Mg Tablet, only according to the prescription.

The risk of side effects increases if you take this medication while suffering from conditions like liver disorders, kidney problems, heart conditions, allergies, gastrointestinal diseases, phenylketonuria and diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile. It is advisable for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and children to avoid taking this antibiotic, since it might lead to negative reactions for these patients. Therefore, you should consult with your doctor before starting a prescription of Forum 500Mg Tablet, if you have any of the conditions mentioned above.

While taking Forum 500Mg Tablet, the common side effects that could occur include nausea, headaches, dizziness, vomiting, rashes, fever, chills, muscle aches and diarrhea. These side effects might resolve themselves within a few days, and hence, it is not a major cause for concern. Some of the major side effects that could occur are severe stomachaches, mood swings, fatigue, jaundiced eyes or skin, yeast infection, inflammation of the bowels, bloody stools and dark urine. You should call for medical aid as soon as you detect any of these side effects. You could have an allergic reaction from taking Forum 500Mg Tablet. An allergy to this anti-biotic will result in symptoms such as hives, rashes, swelling of the tongue, throat, face, hands or feet, itchiness and difficulty in breathing. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should discontinue the usage of this drug and contact a medical health professional immediately.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

Forum 500Mg Tablet is used in the treatment of Cystitis which is a bladder infection caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci and Klebsiella pneumoniae.
Forum 500Mg Tablet is used in the treatment of Pyelonephritis which is a type of kidney infection caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci and Klebsiella pneumoniae.
Nongonococcal Urethritis
Forum 500Mg Tablet is used in the treatment of Nongonococcal Urethritis which is an inflammation of urethra caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Klebsiella.
Skin and structure Infection
Forum 500Mg Tablet is used in the treatment of Skin and Structure infection like cellulitis, wound infection and cutaneous abscess caused by Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus aureus.
Forum 500Mg Tablet is used in the treatment of community acquired pneumonia which is a most common type of lung infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae.
Forum 500Mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bronchitis which is an inflammation in lungs caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae and some Mycoplasma pneumoniae.
Inhalation Anthrax
Forum 500Mg Tablet is used in the treatment of anthrax which is a rare but serious bacterial illness caused by Bacillus anthracis.
Forum 500Mg Tablet is used in the treatment of Plague which is a serious bacterial illness caused by Yersinia pestis.
Avoid if you have a known allergy to Forum 500Mg Tablet or any other fluoroquinolones.
Tendinitis or tendon rupture
Avoid if you have a past history of tendinitis or tendon rupture after using Forum 500Mg Tablet
Avoid if you have a past history of myasthenia gravis or family history of myasthenia gravis.
In addition to its intended effect, Forum 500Mg Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Diarrhea Major Common
Abdominal pain Major Rare
Confusion Major Rare
Fever Major Rare
Redness of skin Major Rare
Change in taste Minor Less Common
Constipation Minor Less Common
Dizziness Minor Less Common
Headache Minor Less Common
Nausea or vomiting Minor Less Common
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect lasts for a duration of 24 to 32 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The peak effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 to 2 hours of administration of the dose.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Use of this medicine is not recommended in pregnant women. Use only if clearly needed under the supervision of a doctor.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendency has been reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Use of this medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women due to an adverse effect on the development of infant's joints. Use only if clearly needed under the supervision of a doctor. Avoid breastfeeding for about 3 to 4 hours to decrease the infant's exposure to this medicine. Monitoring of undesired effects like diarrhea, diaper rash is necessary.
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Are there any missed dose instructions?
The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
United States
Forum 500Mg Tablet belongs to the second generation cephalosporins. It works as a bactericidal by inhibiting the bacterial cell wall synthesis by binding to the penicillin binding proteins which would inhibit the growth and multiplication of bacteria.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Central nervous system disorders Major
You may experience tremors, restlessness, anxiety, confusion, hallucinations if you suffer from CNS disorder and use {levofloxacin}} or other fluoroquinolones. Avoid using caffeine-containing products like coffee, chocolates and energy drinks.
Colitis Major
Avoid if you experience severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, and blood in stools after taking Forum 500Mg Tablet. Inform the doctor if you have any gastrointestinal diseases. Drink adequate amount of water to prevent dehydration.
QT Prolongation Major
Avoid using Forum 500Mg Tablet if you experience any chest discomfort. Regular cardiac function tests are to be performed if you have any heart disease (arrhythmia) or family history of heart disease.
Interaction with Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Corticosteroids Major
You may experience pain, swelling, or inflammation in ankle, shoulder, hand, or thumb if these medicines are used together. This interaction is more likely to happen in elderly population who had a kidney or heart transplantation. Replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
Escitalopram Major
You may experience dizziness, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, or heart palpitations if these medicines are used together. This interaction is more likely to happen if you have any heart disease (Arrhythmia) or a family history of Arrhythmia. Appropriate dose adjustment or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
Quinidine Major
You may experience dizziness, lightheadedness, and heart palpitations if these medicines are used together. Regular cardiac function tests are to be performed if you have any heart disease (Arrhythmia) or a family history of Arrhythmia. Appropriate dose adjustment or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
Antidiabetic drugs Moderate
You may experience hypoglycemic effects like dizziness, headache, nervousness, confusion, tremor and weakness if these medicines are used together. Hyperglycemic effects like increased thirst, urination and hunger are less likely to occur. Regular blood glucose checkups are to be performed if you are diabetic or has any kidney disease. Appropriate dose adjustment or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
Aspirin Moderate
You may experience tremors, involuntary muscle movements, hallucinations, or seizures if these medicines are used together. This interaction is more likely to happen if you have a history of seizures or family history of seizures. Appropriate dose adjustment or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
Ethinyl Estradiol Moderate
The desired effect of contraceptive pills will not be achieved if these medicines are used together. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
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Table of Content

About Forum 500Mg Tablet
When is Forum 500Mg Tablet prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Forum 500Mg Tablet ?
What are the side effects of Forum 500Mg Tablet ?
Key highlights of Forum 500Mg Tablet
What are the substitutes for Forum 500Mg Tablet ?
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the Forum 500Mg Tablet approved?
How does medicine works?
What are the interactions for Forum 500Mg Tablet ?