GENERIC NAME: CARBENICILLIN, BACAMPICILLIN - ORAL
USES: This medication is a penicillin-related antibiotic that is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication exactly as directed by your doctor. This drug may be taken with or without food. Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Do this by taking the medication at evenly spaced intervals throughout the day and night. Continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow and may result in a relapse of the infection.
SIDE EFFECTS: This medication may cause stomach upset, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting. If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor. Inform your doctor if the following rare side effects occur: sore mouth, sore throat, fever, easy bruising or bleeding. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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