Faminex Capsule

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Faminex Information

Faminex is a prescription medicine that is available as a Capsule, Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Tuberculosis.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Faminex. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Common side effects of Faminex include Dizziness, Difficulty breathing, Difficulty talking. Usually, these side effects of Faminex go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

It is also important to note that Faminex has a Moderate effect for pregnant women and Moderate effect on lactating mothers. It is important to know if Faminex has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Faminex related warnings section.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Kidney Disease, Heart Disease must refrain from the use of Faminex since this can cause severe adverse effects. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Faminex contraindications section.

Additionally, Faminex may also adversely react with other medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Faminex is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Faminex Benefits & Uses

Faminex is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Faminex Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Tuberculosis
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2 Tablet
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 4 months
  • Special Instructions: strength 300 mg isoniazid and 600 mg rifampicin
Geriatric
  • Disease: Tuberculosis
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2 Tablet
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 4 months
  • Special Instructions: strength 300 mg isoniazid and 600 mg rifampicin

Faminex Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Faminex safe for pregnant women?


    Faminex may have some side effects during pregnancy. Pregnant women should discontinue the use of Faminex, and talk to their doctor, if they notice any discomfort.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Faminex safe during breastfeeding?


    If you are breastfeeding, you may experience some harmful effects of Faminex. In case you experience any of these, discontinue its use until you consult your doctor.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Faminex on the Kidneys?


    Kidney can be affected by Faminex. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it. You should take it again only after medical advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Faminex on the Liver?


    You may experience side effects on your liver after taking Faminex. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Faminex on the Heart?


    The heart can be affected by Faminex. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it and consult your doctor. You should restart the medicine only after medical advice.

    Moderate


Severe Interaction of Faminex with Other Drugs

Faminex should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Moderate



Faminex Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Faminex unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Faminex

  • Is this Faminex habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Faminex is addictive.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    After taking Faminex you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Faminex is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Faminex is not used to treat mental disorders.

    No

Faminex Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Faminex


    It is safe to take Faminex with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Faminex


    Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Faminex as it can have severe side effects.

    Severe


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Rifadin (rifampin)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 767-768

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Isoniazid

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 765-767

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 715-716

Product Description [Internet]: RIFADIN®. USFDA

Product Description [Internet]: ISONIAZID. Alliance Pharmaceuticals Limited



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