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It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Firmac.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Firmac is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there ... View More
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Firmac is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not har... View More
Firmac does not usually affect your ability to drive.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Firmac is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Firmac is recommended. However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney d... View More
Firmac should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Firmac may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of this medi... View More
Firmac is an antibiotic used to treat various types of infections. It is effective in most infections of the respiratory tract, ear, nose, throat, lungs... View More
Uses of Firmac
- Bacterial infections
Side effects of Firmac
- Abdominal pain
How to use Firmac
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Firmac is to be taken empt... View More
How Firmac works
Firmac is an antibiotic. It works by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Thus, it stops the ba... View More
What if you forget to take Firmac?
If you miss a dose of Firmac, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your re... View More
- Your doctor has prescribed Firmac to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder ... View More
- Take it 1 hour before or two hours after food.
- Do not take antacids 2 hours before or after taking Firmac.
- Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your sto... View More
- Stop taking Firmac and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties whi... View More
Susceptible infections, Respiratory tract infections, Enteritis, Pertussis, Trench fever, Chanroid, Chlamydial infections, Diphtheria, Legionnaire's dis... View More
Should be taken on an empty stomach. Best taken on an empty stomach at least ½ hr & preferably 2 hr before meals. Reconstitution: Oral susp: Add 77 m... View More
Adults: Usually 250 mg every 6 hours, or 500 mg every 12 hours. May increase up to 4 g/day, according to severity of infection. Upper respiratory tr... View More
Children: PO 50 mg/kg/day q6–8h
Renal Impairment Dose adjustment not necessary
Hypersensitivity; porphyria; hepatic impairment; pregnancy.
Mode of Action
Erythromycin inhibits protein synthesis by irreversibly binding to the 50S ribosomal subunit thus blocking the transpeptidation or translocation reactio... View More
Increased risk of cholestatic hepatitis when treatment is >10 days or in patients with previous history of erythromycin usage. History of hepatic disord... View More
1-10% Abdominal pain (8%),Headache (8%),Nausea (8%),Diarrhea (7%),Rash (3%),Vomiting (3%),Dyspepsia (2%),Flatulence (2%),Pain (2%),Pruritus (1%),Pseudo... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy category: B Lactation: Drug enters breast milk; use with caution (American Academy of Pediatrics committee states that drug is compatible w... View More
May decrease plasma levels of valproic acid thus, increasing the risk of seizures. Increased plasma concentrations w/ probenecid.
Alternative brand for Firmac
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More