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Fortum Injection 1g

by GSK

Fortum injection is an antibiotic, which is given to treat infections caused by bacteria.

Rs. 427
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Fortum Injection Uses

Fortum injection is an antibiotic medication used to treat bacterial infections like urinary tract infections, sinusitis, otitis media, upper and lower respiratory tract infections, typhoid fever, etc.

Fortum injection is composed of Ceftazidime, which is a cephalosporin that belongs to the group of beta-lactam antibiotics. They work by inhibiting the synthesis of the cell wall of bacteria, hence making it difficult for them to survive. Antibiotics can only fight against bacteria. They are not active against viruses. Therefore, they are given to treat bacterial infections only. Ceftazidime is a third-generation cephalosporin.

Fortum Injection 1g formula

  • Ceftazidime

Available forms

  • Injection

Risks and warnings

Generally, Fortum injection is well tolerated. However, you should know its risks and warnings so that you do not take it when the risk is greater than the benefit.

When your healthcare provider prescribes you any medication, they do so based on the risk versus benefit ratio. Therefore you should give a complete medication and medical history to your healthcare provider. In this way, you can avoid the adverse effects of certain medications.

The risks and warnings associated with Fortum injection are:

Allergic to Ceftazidime

If you are allergic to cephalosporin, do not take Ceftazidime or any other medicine with the same generic name, as it can result in a life-threatening condition called anaphylactic shock.

Always inform your healthcare provider about the documented allergies you have.

Non-susceptible organisms

Ceftazidime should be given to the patient only when the bacteria are sensitive to it. If not, it can lead to antibiotic resistance, making it difficult to treat infections next time. It mostly applies to urinary tract infections and infections of the nose, ear, and throat.


If you have had a history of seizures or you have renal impairment, you must avoid the use of Ceftazidime as it can provoke seizures.

Kidney failure

If your kidneys do not work well, the healthcare provider may lower the dose of the drug. It happens because your kidneys are meant to excrete out the waste and toxins. If that does not happen, the toxins may build up in your body, leading to severe adverse effects. Therefore, you must inform your health care provider about your complete health condition.

Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction

Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction happens when Ceftazidime is given to the patient with Lyme disease. It happens because of the release of endotoxins due to the death of bacteria.

Liver diseases

Patients with liver disease should take Ceftazidime with caution. It is because your liver helps in the metabolism and excretion of drugs. When it does not work efficiently due to any disease, it can cause accumulation of the drug in your body, leading to severe adverse effects.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

If you are pregnant, do not take Ceftazidime unless your doctor advises it. It can affect your baby’s health. Breastfeeding mothers should also consult with a healthcare provider before taking it.

Anticoagulants or bleeding disorders

If you are taking anticoagulants for thinning of your blood, or you have any bleeding disorder, take Ceftazidime only on the advice of a healthcare provider.

How to use Fortum Injection 1g?

  • The injection should be administered by or under the supervision of a health care professional.
  • The frequency and dosage depends on your symptoms and response to the treatment
  • The usual adult dose of Ceftazidime in moderate infections is 1g every 8 to 12 hours, given IM or IV
  • For intramuscular administration, the healthcare provider will inject it deep into your muscles of the upper quadrant of the buttock due to its thick viscosity. They will make sure it is not injected near the artery or a nerve.
  • For intravenous injection, they will infuse it over 30 minutes
  • Do not use it if the bottle appears to be damaged or there's any discoloration or particles in the liquid.
  • Do not use it after the expiration date

Fortum Injection Side Effects

The common side effects of Fortum injection are:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Blood in stool
  • Constipation
  • Black stools
  • Acid reflux
  • Anemia
  • Elevation of liver enzymes
  • Diarrhea
  • Serum sickness
  • Risk of infections
  • Crystalluria
  • Eye discomfort
  • Gastric discomfort
  • Lethargy and body pain
  • Headache
  • Hearing impairment
  • Nausea
  • Pancreatitis
  • Sleep disorders
  • Vision disorders
  • Altered taste
  • Pain at the injection site

Drug Interactions

Fortum injection can interact with the following drugs so co-administration should be done with caution:

  • Probenecid
  • Blood thinners like warfarin
  • Allopurinol
  • Oral birth control pills containing estrogen and progesterone
  • Other antibiotics like chloramphenicol, tetracyclines, sulfonamides, and macrolides
  • Cholesterol-lowering drugs like atorvastatin, rosuvastatin, and other statins
  • Ergot alkaloids
  • Colchicine
  • Oral hypoglycemicagents like repaglinide, rosiglitazone, nateglinide, and pioglitazone
  • Quetiapine
  • Antiarrhythmic drugs like amiodarone and procainamide
  • Benzodiazipine like diazepam, midazolam and triazolam
  • Calcium containing supplement
  • Iron supplement
  • Zinc and bismuth-containing drugs

Storage Conditions

  • Store the medicine at room temperature
  • Keep out of reach and sight of children
  • Protect it from sunlight and moisture


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of Fortum Injection 1g in Pakistan?

The Fortum Injection 1g price in Pakistan is Rs. 427

What is Fortum Injection 1g used for?

Fortum Injection 1g is used in the following conditions:
  • Bacterial infections

What is Fortum Injection 1g composed of?

Fortum Injection 1g is composed of:
  • Ceftazidime

Do you need a prescription to buy Fortum Injection 1g?

To buy Fortum Injection 1g you must have a prescription signed by your doctor.


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