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Farostead 200mg Tablet

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Salt Composition : Faropenem


Origin of Medicine : India

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Introduction to Farostead 200mg Tablet

Farostead 200mg Tablet belongs to the beta-lactam antibiotic category, containing the active ingredient Faropenem. It treats various bacterial infections, including lung, urinary tract, skin, and gynecological infections. This drug is contraindicated in individuals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to it or its component. Stop taking this tablet and contact your doctor immediately if you develop a rash or skin symptoms. 

Patients with kidney (renal) insufficiency or impaired kidney function may require dosage adjustments or longer intervals between doses of Farostead 200mg Tablet. Proper dosing is important to avoid an accumulation of the medication in the body, which could lead to adverse effects. Those with poor oral intake may be at risk of developing symptoms of vitamin K deficiency while taking the drug. Close monitoring is advised, and appropriate measures should be taken if any deficiency-related symptoms are observed.

There is no adequate data on the safety of Farostead 200mg Tablet during pregnancy. It is highly advised to notify your physician if you are pregnant, suspected to be pregnant, or plan for pregnancy before taking this medicine. This drug should not be used during breastfeeding because it gets excreted in human milk and affects the child. This drug has been associated with the frequent occurrence of diarrhea and loose bowel movements. Consider discontinuing this drug and consult your physician immediately if these gastrointestinal symptoms occur.

Uses of Farostead 200mg Tablet

  • Treatment of bacterial infections

Therapeutic Effects of Farostead 200mg Tablet

Farostead 200mg Tablet works by inhibiting the formation of the bacterial cell wall, which is essential for the survival and integrity of bacteria. This leads to the bacteria's death and helps treat the infection.

Interaction of Farostead 200mg Tablet with other drugs

Inform your physician about all your medicines, including prescription, over-the-counter, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications, such as furosemide and sodium valproate, may interact with Farostead 200mg Tablet and reduce effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects.

More Information about Farostead 200mg Tablet

  • Store Farostead 200mg Tablet at a temperature not exceeding (30°C).
  • Keep out of reach of children.


How to consume Farostead 200mg Tablet

Take Farostead 200mg Tablet as advised by your physician. Do not crush, chew, or open the medicine. Your physician will decide the correct dosage and duration based on age, body weight, and disease condition. Only stop taking the tablet if your doctor advises you to stop.

Safety Advices for Farostead 200mg Tablet

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There is no adequate data on the safety of Farostead 200mg Tablet during pregnancy. It is highly advised to inform your physician if you are pregnant, suspect to be pregnant, or plan for pregnancy before taking this medicine. 

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Breast Feeding


Farostead 200mg Tablet may pass into the breast milk. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding before taking this medicine. It will be given to you if clearly needed.

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It is unknown whether Farostead 200mg Tablet is safe for patients with lung problems. Inform your physician if you have lung disease before starting the treatment. 

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It is unknown whether Farostead 200mg Tablet is safe for patients with liver problems. Inform your physician if you have liver disease before starting the treatment. 

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It is unknown whether consuming alcohol interacts with Farostead 200mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor for more advice.

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There is no adequate data on Farostead 200mg Tablet interaction with driving. Consult your doctor for more advice.

Side Effects of Farostead 200mg Tablet

Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all drugs cause side effects, not everyone gets them. 


  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Rash

Word of Advice

Finish the entire prescribed course of Farostead 200mg Tablet, even if you start feeling better before completing it. Incomplete treatment can lead to incomplete eradication of the infection and potential antibiotic resistance. Drink plenty of fluids while on treatment with this drug. It helps to help prevent dehydration.


Q 1. Can Farostead 200mg Tablet be used in children?

The use of Farostead 200mg Tablet in children is generally not recommended, as its safety and effectiveness in pediatric populations have yet to be established. However, in specific cases, a doctor may prescribe it if they determine the benefits outweigh the risks.

Q 2. Who should avoid Farostead 200mg Tablet?

Farostead 200mg Tablet should be avoided by individuals with a history of hypersensitivity to penicillin, cephem, or carbapenem drugs. Patients with a family history of atopy (allergic conditions) and those with kidney (renal) insufficiency should also exercise caution.

Q 3. Is it safe to use Farostead 200mg Tablet if I have kidney problems?

Patients with kidney insufficiency should use Farostead 200mg Tablet with caution. Dosing adjustments or longer intervals between doses might be necessary.

Q 4. Can Farostead 200mg Tablet interact with other medications?

Farostead 200mg Tablet may interact with certain medications, such as furosemide, and sodium valproate which can affect the levels of this drug in the body. Inform your healthcare provider about all the medications you are taking.

Q 5. Are there any side effects of Farostead 200mg Tablet?

Some common side effects of Farostead 200mg Tablet include diarrhea, loose bowel movements, and gastrointestinal disturbances. If these symptoms occur, it may be necessary to discontinue the medication.

Fact Box of Farostead 200mg Tablet

Molecule name: FaropenemTherapeutic class: Antibiotic
Pharmacological class:  Beta-lactam antibioticIndications: Treatment of bacterial infections



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