Highlights for carbenicillin
carbenicillin Side Effects
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:\n-allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue\n-breathing problems\n-discolored tongue\n-fever\n-pain or difficulty passing urine\n-redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth\n-seizures\n-stomach cramps\n-unusual bleeding, bruising\n-unusually weak or tired\n\nSide effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):\n-bad taste\n-dry mouth\n-diarrhea\n-headache\n-loss of appetite\n-nausea, vomiting\n-sore mouth or tongue\n-stomach upset
carbenicillin May Interact with Other Medications
- birth control pills\n-blood thinners\n-probenecid
How to Use carbenicillin
Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Take all of your medicine as directed even if you think your are better. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine early.\n\nTalk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:\n-bleeding problems\n-kidney disease\n-liver disease\n-an unusual or allergic reaction to carbenicillin, other penicillins or antibiotics, foods, dyes, or preservatives\n-pregnant or trying to get pregnant\n-breast-feeding
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve.\n\nDo not treat diarrhea with over the counter products. Contact your doctor if you have diarrhea that lasts more than 2 days or if it is severe and watery.\n\nIf you have diabetes, you may get a false-positive result for sugar in your urine. Check with your doctor or health care professional.\n\nBirth control pills may not work properly while you are taking this medicine. Talk to your doctor about using an extra method of birth control.
Keep out of the reach of children.\n\nStore at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
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Last Updated: March 24, 2009