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Carbenicillin - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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General Information on Carbenicillin

Generic Name : Carbenicillin
Pronunciation : KAR-ben-i-SIL-in
Latest prescription information about Carbenicillin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y41.8 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Infectives
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Carbenicillin

India : 

International : 

Geocillin
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Why is Carbenicillin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a penicillin antibiotic, prescribed for certain bacterial infections.  It blocks the bacterial growth.

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When should Carbenicillin not be taken? (Contraindications)

It is contraindicated in patients who have a known penicillin allergy.

What is the dosage of Carbenicillin?

The recommended dose is 1 to 2 tablets (382mg), 4 times daily.

How should Carbenicillin be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Carbenicillin?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney disease, stomach problem, blood disorder, any allergy, during pregnancy and breast feeding.

Long term of use of this medication may lead to secondary infection.

What are the side effects of Carbenicillin?

  Gastrointestinal: Nausea, bad taste, diarrhea, vomiting, flatulence and tongue inflammation.
  Skin: Allergic reactions such as skin rash, hives and itching.
  Blood: Anemia, decrease in blood cells and eosinophilia
  Metabolic: Abnormalities in liver enzyme.
  Miscellaneous : Fever, headache, itchy eyes, inflammation vagina and loose stools.

What are the other precautions for Carbenicillin?

Avoid use of birth control pills while taking this medication, because they may not work.

What are the storage conditions for Carbenicillin?

Store it at room temperature (25 to 30C), and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.




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