What is Fortrans® used for?
Fortrans® is a medicinal product under sachet form, which contains Macrogol-4000 64g, KCl 0.75g, saccharin Na 0.1g, Na bicarbonate 1.68g, NaCl 1.46g, anhydrous Na sulphate 5.7g.
It is commonly used for clearing of bowels in preparation for endoscopic, radiological exam, and colonic surgery.
How should I take Fortrans®?
For orally taken form, you should:
- Dissolve 1 sachet in 1l of water. 3-4l of oral solution are required to obtain an effective lavage. Solution can be taken with or without food.
- Take Fortrans® bymouth as directed by your doctor concerning: dose, schedule.
- Read the label carefully before using Fortrans®.
- Consult your doctor for any information on the label that you do not clearly understand.
How do I store Fortrans®?
Fortrans® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Fortrans® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Fortrans® 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 Fortrans® 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 Fortrans®?
Before using Fortrans®, tell your doctor if you have:
- Allergic reaction to excipients using for dosage form containing Fortrans®.
- Allergic reaction to any other medicines, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
- Used any other health conditions, drugs that have a risk of interaction with Fortrans®.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Fortrans® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Fortrans®.
What side effects can occur from Fortrans®?
As taking others medicines, taking Fortrans® can cause some side effects. Most of them are rarely occurring and do not need any supplementary treatment. However, it is always important for you to consult your doctor if you have any problem after taking this medicine.
Some of side effects are listed below:
- Feeling of fullness
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.
What drugs may interact with Fortrans®?
Fortrans® 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 Fortrans®?
Fortrans® 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 Fortrans®?
Fortrans® 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.
These health conditions include:
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Fortrans®.
What is the dose of Fortrans® for an adult?
Consult your doctor for information about the dose of Fortrans®.
Recommended doses in some cases are administered only under medical supervision in elderly patients with poor health.
What is the dose of Fortrans® for a child?
The dosage has not been established in patients less than 15 years old. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is Fortrans® available?
Fortrans® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Sachet, Macrogol 4000 64 g, KCl 0.75 g, saccharin Na 0.1 g, Na bicarbonate 1.68 g, NaCl 1.46 g, anhydrous Na sulphate 5.7 g
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Fortrans®, 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: January 7, 2017 | Last Modified: January 7, 2017