Carbenicilline review

Carbenicilline is a medication used as an antibiotic and is part of the group of penicillin medications. Carbenicilline can fight various types of bacteria inside the body except viral infections that are common to colds and the flu.

Carbenicilline is a prescription medication distributed under the brand name Geocillin. Carbenicilline is available in a pill that can be administered orally to patients with infections due to bacteria, including patients who have a bladder infection.

The proper dose for Carbenicilline is determined by the doctor 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 dose and schedule given to you by the doctor and never change the dose 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 Carbenicilline may experience some side effects. The common known side effects include fever, unusual weakness, severe skin itching and pilling, unusual behavior, seizure, diarrhoea 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 doctor before continuing with the medication.

Individuals allergic to Carbenicilline and other antibiotics such as Ampicillin, Amoxicillin, Oxacillin, Penicillin and Dicloxacillin must avoid using this medicine.

Always inform your doctor if you are taking other prescribed medicines, herbal medicines, vitamins and other substances that may interact or interfere with Carbenicilline.

Also make certain that you have made your doctor 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 doctor 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 together with Carbenicilline. In this case, you can ask for other alternative birth control methods you can use while undergoing treatment with Carbenicilline.

Carbenicilline is prescribed according to your medical condition. Therefore 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 the individual has the same symptoms. Consultation with a doctor is necessary before taking the medication.

Patients who are taking the 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 in treating the infection. You must follow the schedules according to the doctor's advice.

Carbenicilline has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of carbenicilline

• Chemical IUPAC Name is 7-[(2-carboxy-2-phenyl-acetyl)amino]-3,3-dimethyl-6-oxo-2-thia-5-azabicyclo[3.2.0]
Carbenicilline available : 500mg tablets

Generic name: Carbenicillin

Brand name(s): Carbenicilina, Carbenicillina, Carbenicillinum, Geocillin, Geopen, Pyopen

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