Drug ID: 3d00000028
Drug Name: Carbenicillin
Generic Names: Carbelin (5 gm) | Carbelin | Geocillin
Category: Anti- Infectives
Legal Status: Non Opioid Prescription only drug
Indication for Mother: Category B :
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
Recommended Dose: The recommended dose is 1 to 2 tablets (382mg), 4 times daily.
Recommended In: This medication is a penicillin antibiotic, prescribed for certain bacterial infections. It blocks the bacterial growth.
Directions For Use: It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
Storage: Store it at room temperature.
Dosage Forms: Tablet
Side Effects: 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.
In Case of Overdose: Carbenicillin is generally nontoxic. Carbenicillin when taken in excessive amounts may produce mild gastrointestinal irritation. The drug is rapidly excreted in the urine and symptoms are transitory. The usual symptoms of anaphylaxis may occur in hypersensitive individuals.
Although never reported, the possibility of accumulation of indanyl should be considered when large amounts of Carbenicillin are ingested. Free indole, which is a phenol derivative, may be potentially toxic.
The metabolic by-products of Carbenicillin, indanyl sulfate and glucuronide, as well as free carbenicillin, are dialyzable.
Avoid If: 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.
Avoid use of birth control pills while taking this medication, because they may not work.
It is contraindicated in patients who have a known penicillin allergy.
Drug Interaction: Consult your pharmacist.