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Fastum 2.5% Gel

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Fastum 2.5% Gel

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Fastum Gel is made from the following ingredient:-
  1. Ketoprofen 

The outcome resulted from taking Fastum Gel are subjected to the intention of using it and the appropriate dosage of the medication consumed. It is advisable to take this medication with meal or immediately after eating. The drug should be strictly taken as per prescribed dosage by the doctor.

Fastum Gel is available for purchase from your local pharmacy. There are a few generic variants available as well. Please check the expiry date and prescription details mentioned on this packaging of 30g or 50g gel. 

It is manufactured by A. Menarini. 
How to use Fastum Gel? - For external use only. Apply gel over affected area as prescribed by your doctor or pharmacist. Wash your hands immediately after use. Do not use Fastum gel near the eyes, mouth or any open wounds. Do not expose affected area to sunlight. If you experience any adverse reactions, stop using Fastum Gel and immediately inform your doctor.
How does it work?
Fastum Gel contains Ketoprofen, an analgesic agent that reduces swelling and relieves pain. 

  • Patients with kidney problems and liver disease need to consult with a doctor before consuming Fastum Gel.
  • The dosage should be applied as advised by the doctor. 
  • The time taken for this drug to show its effect is subjected to changes based on the intended use and dosage.

General advice for Fastum Gel:
  • Do not give this medication to someone you feel has a similar symptoms. Similarly, do not consume this medication on the advice from a friend or family. 
  • Please ensure the expiry date on the package or with the pharmacist before purchasing the medication.
  • Make sure to keep Fastum Gel in a room temperature environment and avoid direct exposure to heat & sunlight
  • Paracetamol or dicyclomine containing medicines such as Dolo, Crocin, Meftal Spas, Combiflam etc should not be mixed with Fastum Gel as it is also under the group of NSAIDs. 
  • Fastum Gel only provides a temporary relief from certain symptoms and is not the definitive cure. 
  • Discontinue Fastum Gel or inform your doctor if any rashes or other side effects occur.
  • Like all medication, Fastum Gel has a number of uses as well as side effects. Users are advised to read the the information about the medication thoroughly and avoid jumping into conclusions.
  • You need the doctor’s prescription to get Fastum gel. 
Please consult a doctor especially before taking Fastum Gel. If you have any of the following conditions & contraindications:-
  • Eczema
  • Acne
  • Infected skin
  • Open wounds 
  • Skin lesions 
  • Heart problems 
  • Liver problems 
  • Kidney problems 
  • History of peptic ulcer
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Asthma 
  • Pregnancy 
  • Lactation 

Please stop using this medication if you are experiencing these symptoms and conditions.

Fastum Gel Drug Interactions

Drug to drug interaction reaction of Fastum Gel varies from a person to another person. It is advisable to check with your doctor about all the possible drug interactions before starting the medication.
  • Oral anticoagulants 
  • Other NSAIDs
  • Antihypertensive drugs 
  • Anti-diabetic medication
  • Probenecid 
  • Methothrexate 

This is an incomprehensive list of drug interactions and conditions that might interfere with Fastum Gel. Before taking this drug, inform your doctor about all your present medications.

Keep the following precautions in mind as well:-
  • For external use only
  • Avoid excess exposure to sunlight
  • Avoid this medicine for a longer use
  • Tell your doctor if you have any other diseases or if you are taking any other medication
Alcohol Warning (Not Advisable)
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Fastum 2.5% Gel. Taking Fastum 2.5% Gel with alcohol may increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding.

Pregnancy Warning (C)
Fastum 2.5% Gel may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. It should be avoided in the first and second trimester of pregnancy and is contraindicated especially during the 3rd trimester or near delivery. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus. However, there are limited human reproductive studies. The benefits from the use of Fastum 2.5% Gel in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding Warning (Not Safe To Breastfeed)
Fastum 2.5% Gel is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Some amounts of oral Fastum 2.5% Gel are excreted in breast milk whereas the topical Fastum 2.5% Gel is absorbed into the skin, hence it should not be used during breastfeeding.

Driving Warning (Not Advisable)
Do not drive unless you are feeling well. Fastum 2.5% Gel may cause side effects such as sleepiness, dizziness, drowsiness, tiredness or visual disturbances, all of which could affect the ability to concentrate and drive.

Kidney Warning (High Risk)
Oral and rectal administration of Fastum 2.5% Gel is contraindicated in patients with severe kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.

Liver Warning (Safe)
Oral and rectal administration of Fastum 2.5% Gel is contraindicated in patients with severe liver impairment. Please consult your doctor.

As with all medications, you may experience some side effects. Not everyone experiences it. This is not a cause for concern. However, it is so that you are aware of it.

Apart from the list of Fastum Gel uses, there could be certain side-effects associated with the usage of the medication. Please refer to the list below:-
  1. gastrointestinal disturbance 
  2. Rash
  3. Itchiness 
  4. Eczema 
  5. Burning sensation 
  6. Hypersensitivity 
  7. Weakened immune system
  8. Blisters 

While some these symptoms are more common, there are a few rare symptoms that could also occur. If you are feeling any other symptoms (whether it is mentioned in the above list or not), please consult with a doctor immediately. Please, consult with a doctor if you are having rashes or blurry visions. Report if you experience any other symptoms as the above list may not be exhaustive. These symptoms become more prominent as when one is undergoing a long term therapy with this medication.
Drowsiness, Dizziness, Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal discomfort, Urticaria, Skin rash, Tinnitus, Blurring of vision, Swelling of the limbs

1. I  accidentally overdosed from the prescribed quantity of Fastum Gel. What should I do?

If you feel that you might have used more than the prescribed quantity of Fastum Gel, please talk to a physician immediately as overdosage more than the prescribed quantity might lead to undesirable side-effects. 

2. Is Fastum Gel safe to be used in children or adolescents?

Fastum Gel should not be used in children less than 12 years of age.

3. How long should I use Fastul Gel for?

Do not use Fastum Gel for more than 10 days in a row. If your symptoms are still present after 10 days, stop using Fastum Gel and consult your doctor for other alternatives. 

4. Is it safe to use Fastum Gel during pregnancy?

Fastum Gel should not be used in the first and second trimester of pregnancy. You’re advised to consult an obstetrician for detailed information before start consuming this drug. Pregnant women can weigh the pros and cons of the drug with the help of a doctor before it is used.

5. Is it safe to use Fastum Gel during breastfeeding or lactation?

No Information is available about the usage of Fastum Gel during breastfeeding or lactation. You’re advised to consult an obstetrician for detailed information before start consuming this drug. Lactating mother can weigh the pros and cons of the drug with the help of a doctor before it is used.

6. What should I do if I accidentally took an expired dose of the medication?

Consuming an expired dose of Fastum Gel by accident might not be harmful but do consult your physician for advice just to be safe in this matter. 

7. Is it safe to use Fastum Gel?

Yes, Fastum Gel is safe to use if taken in the prescribed dosage as suggested by the physician.

8. How many times in a day should i apply Fastum Gel?

The dosage and frequency of Fastum Gel is based on your condition. Use the drug as directed by your doctor or follow the instruction printed on the product insert.
Administration Route
Mechanism of Action
Fastum 2.5% Gel belongs to the class of Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID). It has various properties of antipyretic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic, by reversibly inhibiting cyclooxygenase 1 and 2 enzymes which leads to a decrease in the formation of prostaglandin precursors.

Information last updated on: : Mon Aug 03 2020 11:25:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time) 4.9

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Fastum 2.5% Gel is available in many areas in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Bintang, Titiwangsa, Setiawangsa, Wangsa Maju, Kepong, Segambut, Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras, Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Mont Kiara, Puchong, Bandar Sunway, TTDI, Seri Kembangan, Klang, Bukit Tinggi, Damansara, Sentul, Penang, George Town, Jelutong, Gelugor, Bayan Baru, Bandar Baru Air Itam, Sungai Ara, Bukit Mertajam, Butterworth, Perai, Johor Bahru, Skudai, Bukit Indah, Gelang Patah, Senai, Pasir Gudang, Taman Daya, Taman Molek, Taman Perling, Tebrau, Danga Bay, Larkin, Nusajaya, Pontian, Masai, Setia Tropika, Desaru, Tampoi.

Fastum 2.5% Gel is available at many places in Singapore. Ang Mo Kio, Alexandra, Admiralty, Bedok, Bishan, Bukit Batok, Bukit Merah, Bukit Panjang, Bukit Timah, Boat Quay, Buona Vista, Beach Road, Bugis, Balestier, Boon Lay, Central Area, Choa Chu Kang, Clementi, Chinatown, Commonwealt, City Hall, Clarke Quay, Changi Airport, Changi Village, Clementi Park, Dairy Farm, Eunos, East Coast, Farrer Park, Geylang, Hougang, Harbourfront, Holland, Jurong, Jurong East, Jurong West, Kallang/ Whampoa, Lim Chu Kang, Marine Parade, Marina, Macpherson, Mandai, Newton, Novena, Orchard, Pasir Ris, Punggol, Potong Pasir, Paya Lebar, Queenstown, Raffles Place, Rochor, River Valley, Sembawang, Sengkang, Serangoon, Serangoon Rd, Seletar, Tampines, Toa Payoh, Tanjong Pagar, Telok Blangah, Tanglin, Thomson, Tuas, Tengah, Upper East Coast, Upper Bukit Timah, Upper Thomson, Woodlands, West Coast, Yishun, Yio Chu Kang.

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