Fortec

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Generic Name: Fortec Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is Fortec® (Biphenyl dimethyl dicarboxylate) used for?

Fortec® is commonly used for supporting treatment of hepatitis which due to virus or chemicals (especially anti tuberculosis drugs, antibiotics, antifungals, sulfa drugs, anticancer drugs), fatty liver, hepatic disorder (fatigue, malaise, anorexia).

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How should I take Fortec® (Biphenyl dimethyl dicarboxylate)?

Use Fortec® tablet:

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, after meal, with a glass of water. Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Fortec® tablet.

How do I store Fortec® (Biphenyl dimethyl dicarboxylate)?

Fortec® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Fortec® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Fortec® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Fortec® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Fortec® (Biphenyl dimethyl dicarboxylate)?

Consult with your doctor or pharmacist, if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Fortec® or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Caution should be exercised when this drug is administered to patients with chronic active hepatitis or hepatic cirrhosis.

Do not let anyone else use your medication. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about refilling your prescription.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using Fortec® during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Fortec®. Fortec® is pregnancy risk category X, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:

  • A=No risk;
  • B=No risk in some studies;
  • C=There may be some risk;
  • D=Positive evidence of risk;
  • X=Contraindicated;
  • N=Unknown.

Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Fortec® (Biphenyl dimethyl dicarboxylate)?

Fortec® may cause these side effects, such as:

  • Amaurosis jaundice may occur. It is disappeared when drug was discontinued or jaundice therapeutics are given concomitantly.
  • Rarely nausea may occur.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Fortec® (Biphenyl dimethyl dicarboxylate)?

Fortec® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with Fortec® (Biphenyl dimethyl dicarboxylate)?

Fortec® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Fortec® (Biphenyl dimethyl dicarboxylate)?

Fortec® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using this medication.

What is the dose of Fortec® (Biphenyl dimethyl dicarboxylate) for an adult?

Usual dose for adults and children above 12 years old:

Usually administered 1-2 tablets orally three times a day.
The dose should be appropriately increased according to indication of physician or pharmacist.

What is the dose of Fortec® (Biphenyl dimethyl dicarboxylate) for a child?

Usual dose:

  • From 2 to 6 years old: usually administered 1-2 tablets orally a day.
  • From 6 to 12 years old: usually administered 2-3 tablets orally a day.

How is Fortec® (Biphenyl dimethyl dicarboxylate) available?

Fortec® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Fortec® tablet 25 mg Biphenyl Dimethyl Dicarboxylate (BDD).

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency, an overdose, or experience a serious side effect, call your local emergency services (115) or go to your nearest emergency room.

It is also important to carry a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking with you in case of emergencies.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Fortec®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: November 18, 2016 | Last Modified: January 4, 2017

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