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carbenicillin, bacampicillin-oral (cont.)

PRECAUTIONS: Before using this drug tell your doctor your medical history especially: kidney disease, stomach/intestinal problems, blood disorders, allergies to penicillin or cephalosporin antibiotics, any other allergies. Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in a secondary infection (e.g., oral, bladder or vaginal yeast infection). Before using this drug, tell your doctor if you are pregnant. This drug is excreted into breast milk and may have an effect on a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor and pharmacist of all medications you may use both prescription and nonprescription, and especially: birth control pills, live vaccines, tetracycline. This drug may interfere with the effectiveness of birth control pills. Discuss using other methods of birth control with your doctor. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include seizures, agitation, confusion, tremors hallucinations, unconsciousness, muscle weakness, or headaches.

NOTES: This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only. Do not use it later for another infection or give it to someone else. A different medication may be necessary in those cases.

MISSED DOSE: If you should miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered unless it is almost time for the next dose. If it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose.

STORAGE: Store at room temperature as directed by the product labeling or your prescription bottle. Store away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.


Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005



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