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      Fosidal 8GM sachet
      Uses and Benefits

      Uses and Benefits

      Fosidal 8GM sachet contains Fosfomycin, which belongs to group of medicines known as antibiotics. It is used to treat acute cystitis (uncomplicated urinary tract infections) in women caused by susceptible bacteria. This medicine works by killing bacteria which can cause infections and helps to improve your symptoms and cure the infection. However, the uses of the sachet mentioned here are not comprehensive. There may be other conditions for which the medication may be used upon your doctor’s discretion.

      Composition

      Composition

      The active ingredient of Fosidal 8GM sachet is Fosfomycin 3GM/ sachet

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Fosfomycin is an antibiotic that works by inhibiting the growth of bacteria by interfering with the bacterial cell wall synthesis. It reduces bacterial attachment to cells lining the bladder and treats or prevents uncomplicated infections of the bladder.

      Contraindications and Cautions

      Contraindications and Caution

      Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before taking Fosidal 8GM sachet:

      • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the sachet
      • Severe renal impairment
      • Pyelonephritis
      • Patient undergoing haemodialysis
      • Caution:
      • Cardiac insufficiency
      • Hypertension
      • Hyperaldosteronism
      • Electrolyte imbalance
      • Renal and hepatic impairment
      • Children
      • Pregnancy and lactation
      Side Effects

      Side and Adverse Effects

      Fosidal 8GM sachet is usually well tolerated when used in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most side effects are temporary and usually subsides on their own. However, consult your doctor if they persist for a longer duration. You may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

      • Headache
      • Indigestion
      • Nausea and vomiting
      • Diarrhoea
      • Abdominal pain
      • Dizziness
      • Vaginal inflammation
      • Metallic taste in mouth
      • Unusual weakness and tiredness
      How to Use

      How to Use

      Take Fosidal 8GM sachet as instructed by your doctor. Avoid missing or forgetting the dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t swallow two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
      The powder should be taken on an empty stomach at least one hour before or 2 hours after meals preferably before bedtime, after emptying the bladder. Take the powder at the same time every day as it helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body.
      Do not change the dose or stop taking the medicine before completion of the course or without consulting your doctor. Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount suggested even though the symptoms disappear after the medicine has begun.

      Overdosage

      Avoid taking medicine more than the prescribed dosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions after taking the medicine, promptly seek medical attention. Depending on the dosage of Fosidal 8GM sachet, symptoms vary in individuals, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

      • Impaired hearing
      • Metallic taste
      • Electrolyte abnormalities
      • Fungal or bacterial superinfection
      Warnings and Precautions

      Warnings and Precautions

      Take Fosidal 8GM sachet only on the advice of medical practitioner. Dosage adjustments or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

      Kidney:

      Caution is advised among people with kidney problems. Close monitoring of kidney function and adjustments of dose of the medicine may be needed based on the clinical condition of the patient. If you have any renal problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consuming this powder.

      Liver:

      Caution is advised among people with liver problems. Adjustments of dose of the medicine may be needed based on the clinical condition of the patient. If you have any hepatic problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consuming this powder.

      Pregnancy:

      Use of this medicine in pregnancy is considered safe unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown low or no effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

      Lactation:

      The medicine is passed to infants through mother’s milk. Infants should be closely monitored. Since there is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking this sachet, consult your doctor if you are nursing mother and stay on the safe side.

      Alcohol:

      Interaction of alcohol with this medicine is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately. If you consume alcohol on regular basis, relevant dose adjustments of the medicine may be necessary depending on your clinical condition.

      Driving:

      It does not cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you notice any abnormal reactions after taking the powder, do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

      Food:

      There are no known food interactions with this medicine.

      Drug Interactions:

      Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription. Alert your doctor if you are taking Fosidal 8GM with live cholera vaccine, balsalazide, cisapride, domperidone, laxatives, bethanechol.

      Precautions
      • Do not use this medicine past the expiry date
      • Store at room temperature (15-30 degree Celsius)
      • Keep the sachet out of reach of children
      FDA Pregnancy Category

      FDA Pregnancy Category

      Category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.


      Drug Composition information
      Therapeutic Classification

      Other Antibiotics


      Frequently Asked Questions

      Frequently Asked Questions
      Q1. What is the use of the Fosidal 8GM sachet?

      The sachet contains Fosfomycin, which belongs to group of medicines known as antibiotics. It is used to treat acute cystitis (uncomplicated urinary tract infections) in women caused by susceptible bacteria. This medicine works by killing bacteria which can cause infections and helps to improve your symptoms and cure the infection.

      Q2. What are the side effects of the Fosidal 8GM sachet?

      The sachet is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Most common side effects include headache, indigestion, nausea and vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, dizziness, vaginal inflammation, metallic taste in mouth, unusual weakness and tiredness.

      Q3. Should we take Fosidal 8GM sachet with food or without food?

      The powder should be taken on an empty stomach at least one hour before or 2 hours after meals.

      Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while taking the Fosidal 8GM sachet?

      If you ever had impaired kidney function, severe liver impairment or heart disease, let your doctor know before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. This medicine is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the sachet, severe renal impairment, pyelonephritis, patient undergoing haemodialysis. Caution is advised among patients with cardiac insufficiency, hypertension, hyperaldosteronism, electrolyte imbalance, renal and hepatic impairment, children, pregnancy and lactation.

      Q5. Does Fosidal 8GM sachet make you sleepy?

      The sachet does not cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you notice any abnormal reactions after taking the sachet, do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

      Q6. Is Fosidal 8GM sachet harmful? What does an overdose of Fosidal 8GM sachet lead to?

      The powder is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Over dose of the medicine may lead to impaired hearing, metallic taste, electrolyte abnormalities, fungal or bacterial superinfection.

      Q7. Can I take Fosidal 8GM sachet during pregnancy?

      Use of this medicine in pregnancy is considered safe unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown low or no effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

      Q8. Can Fosidal 8GM sachet be taken without a doctor’s prescription?

      Yes, you can take the medicine without doctor’s prescription but if you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions after taking the sachet, promptly seek medical attention.

      Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on the Fosidal 8GM sachet?

      Interaction of alcohol with this medicine is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately. If you consume alcohol on regular basis, relevant dose adjustments of the medicine may be necessary depending on your clinical condition.

      Q10. How to store Fosidal 8GM sachet?

      Store the medicine at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Keep the sachet according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.

      Q11. If I have trouble swallowing Fosidal 8GM sachet, can I mix it in water and drink it?

      This sachet is designed to be mixed with water or milk. If you take them in a way they weren’t intended to be used, you could experience an overdose if the active constituent enters the blood stream too quickly. Alternatively, if it enters your body too slowly, it may never achieve a high enough concentration to be completely functional.

      Q12. Can we give Fosidal 8GM sachet to children?

      The safety and efficacy of using this sachet in children has not been clinically determined.

      Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of the Fosidal 8GM sachet?

      The duration required for this medicine to show its effect in the body is not clinically determined.

      Q14. How long does the effect of Fosidal 8GM sachet last?

      The duration for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically determined.

      Q15. Can we take Fosidal 8GM sachet daily? If yes, how many sachets can we take everyday?

      Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration. Most recommended dose is one time a day.

      Q16. For how many days should I take the Fosidal 8GM sachet?

      The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.

      Q17. When should I take Fosidal 8GM sachet?

      Take the medicine preferably before bedtime, after emptying the bladder.

      Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

      Seller Information
      Manufactured By

      DR REDDYS LABORATORIES LTD

      village mauja thana,nalagarh road,baddi,distt,solan (hp) 173205

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      DR REDDYS LABORATORIES LTD

      village mauja thana,nalagarh road,baddi,distt,solan (hp) 173205

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