Fortstar

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Fortstar Information

Fortstar is a prescription medicine that is available as a Injection. Pain are some of its major therapeutic uses. The alternative uses of Fortstar have also been explained below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Fortstar. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Fortstar can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Such side effects of Fortstar normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

In addition, Fortstar's effect is Moderate during pregnancy and Mild for lactating mothers. In addition, Fortstar's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Fortstar related warnings section.

Fortstar is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Liver Disease, Kidney Disease are examples of such conditions. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Fortstar contraindications section.

Drug reaction of Fortstar with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Fortstar is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



Fortstar Benefits & Uses

Fortstar is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Fortstar 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: Pain
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 30 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 4 hourly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice, IV, SC dose are also same, Pain in -Trauma, Surgery, Burns, Labour, Cancer
Geriatric
  • Disease: Pain
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 30 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 4 hourly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice, IV, SC dose are also same, Pain in -Trauma, Surgery, Burns, Labour, Cancer
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Pain
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 30 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 4 hourly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice, IV, SC dose are also same, Pain in -Trauma, Surgery, Burns, Labour, Cancer


Fortstar Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Fortstar is used -

Moderate

  • Confusion

Mild

Fortstar Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Fortstar safe for pregnant women?


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

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Fortstar safe during breastfeeding?


    Side effects of Fortstar for breastfeeding are little to none, so you can take it without doctor's advice.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Fortstar on the Kidneys?


    Very few cases of side effects of Fortstar on kidney have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Fortstar on the Liver?


    Very few cases of side effects of Fortstar on the liver have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Fortstar on the Heart?


    Very few cases of side effects of Fortstar on the heart have been reported.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Fortstar with Other Drugs

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

Severe



Fortstar Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Fortstar

  • Is this Fortstar habit forming or addictive?


    Yes, Fortstar can get addictive. Consume it only after doctor's advise.

    Yes
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Fortstar as you may feel sleepy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Fortstar only on doctor's advice.

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


    No, Fortstar cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Fortstar Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Fortstar


    Taking Fortstar with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Fortstar


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

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Fortstar

Question over 4 years ago

Is Fortstar safe to use?

Dr. Amit Singh MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Fortstar is safe to use, if taken in prescribed amount for a specified time as advised by the doctor. However, few side effects are observed such as drowsiness (sleepiness), nausea & vomiting and difficulty urinating and breathing. Do not hesitate to inform your doctor if you are facing any of the above.

Question over 4 years ago

Can I take Fortstar with naloxone?

Dr. Amit Singh MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Fortstar can be taken with naloxone. No clinically significant drug interaction has been reported between them. However, if you feel any discomfort after taking this drug along with naloxone then do not hesitate to inform your doctor.

Question over 4 years ago

Does Fortstar cause dry mouth?

Dr. Kuldeep Meena MBBS, MD , Cardiology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Pulmonology, Nephrology, General Physician, Other, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Multispeciality

Rarely, Fortstar causes dry mouth because it decreases the saliva secretion in your mouth. It is an uncommon side effect of this drug. If you experience excessive dry mouth after taking this drug, keep yourself well hydrated with juices, shakes and plenty of water.

Question almost 4 years ago

Does Fortstar cause ulcer?

Dr. Kuldeep Meena MBBS, MD , Cardiology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Pulmonology, Nephrology, General Physician, Other, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Multispeciality

Yes, Fortstar may cause an ulcer. It has been reported by the patient who is taking this drug. However, if you experience the same after taking this drug then inform your doctor and follow his/her instructions

Question almost 5 years ago

How to take Fortstar?

Dr. Vedprakash Verma MBBS, MD , Cardiology

The dose of Fortstar may vary from case to case basis depending on the severity of the pain and medical condition of the patient. You are advised to take it as per your doctor's instructions. It can be taken with or without food. Precautions must be taken in patients with epilepsy, palpitations, and improper liver or kidney function. Have recently had a heart attack



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 480-482

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

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Talwin® Nx CIV (pentazocine hydrochloride and naloxone hydrochloride)

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