Geocillin is used as an antibiotic and is part of the group of penicillin medications. It can fight various types of bacteria inside the body but is ineffective on viral infections that are common to colds and the flu. Geocillin is available in a tablet and is administered orally to patients with infections due to bacteria, including patients with a bladder infection.
The proper dosage for Geocillin is based on a series of laboratory tests. For best results, it is recommended that this medication be taken orally at least an hour before a meal. Taking the medicine with a glass of water will make it easier to swallow.
Follow the prescribed dosage and schedule given by the physician and do not alter the dosage or schedule. Never take two doses to make up for a missed dose. Simply forget the missed dose and take the next one.
In case of overdose, immediately seek medical help.
Patients taking Geocillin may experience some side effects. The common known side effects include fever, unusual weakness, severe skin itching and pilling, unusual behavior, seizure, diarrhea and difficulty in urinating. Less serious side effects include headache, swollen tongue, vomiting, stomach pain, and vaginal discharge or itching. If any of these side effects occur, consult your physician before continuing with the medication.
Individuals allergic to Geocillin and other antibiotics such as Ampicillin, Amoxicillin, Oxacillin, Penicillin and Dicloxacillin must avoid using this medicine.
Always inform your physician if you are taking other prescribed medicines, herbal medicines, vitamins and other substances that may interact or interfere with Geocillin.
Also make certain that you have made your physician aware of your complete medical history including intestine or stomach disorders, kidney problems and blood disorders. Avoid using the medicine longer than prescribed by your physician as it will lead to secondary infections such as vaginal yeast infection, oral infection and bladder infection.
Tell your physician if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant prior to taking this medication. The effectiveness of hormone-based birth control pills may be interfered with when used with Geocillin. Ask your physician about other alternative birth control methods you can use while undergoing treatment with Geocillin.
Geocillin is prescribed based on your medical condition. Due to this it is not advisable to use the medication again in case of another infection. This medication should not be shared with anyone else even if they have the same symptoms. Consultation with a physician is necessary before taking this medication.
Patients taking this medication are required to have a regular check up of their blood, kidney and liver functions. This is to determine if the medication is working well and treating the infection. You must follow the schedules according to the physician’s orders.
Geocillin has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of geocillin is C16H19N3O4S
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 7-(2-amino-2-phenyl-acetyl)amino-3,3-dimethyl-6-oxo-2-thia- 5-azabicyclo[3.2.0]heptane-4-carboxylic acid
• Molecular weight is 349.406 g/mol
• Geocillin available : 500mg tablets
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