ticarcillin/clavulanate potassium - injection, Timentin (cont.)
HOW TO USE: This medication is mixed in IV fluid and given by injection into a vein by a health care professional. Follow all instructions for preparation and use of this product. Before using this product, check it visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. If you have questions about the use of this medication, consult your pharmacist.If you are using the frozen pre-mixed solution, thaw the container at room temperature or in the refrigerator. If the bag is thawed in the refrigerator, let it sit at room temperature for at least 1 hour before using. Do not thaw by putting in warm/hot water or microwaving. After thawing, shake well and squeeze the container to check for leaks. Discard solution if the container leaks. Do not re-freeze the solution after thawing.This medication is given slowly over at least 30 minutes, usually every 4 to 6 hours or as directed by your doctor. Give aminoglycosides (e.g., gentamicin) separately from this medication. Do not mix together in the same IV fluid.The dosage is based on your medical condition, age, weight, and response to treatment. Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, use this drug at evenly spaced intervals.Continue to use this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Skipping doses or stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.Learn how to store and discard needles and medical supplies safely. Consult your pharmacist for details.
SIDE EFFECTS: Swelling, redness, pain, or soreness at the injection site may occur. Dizziness, trouble sleeping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or headache may also occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: muscle cramps/spasms, swelling of the arms/legs/hands/feet, weakness.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: easy bruising/bleeding, chest pain, confusion, new signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat), severe abdominal/stomach pain, slow/fast/irregular heartbeat, persistent nausea/vomiting, seizures, extreme tiredness, dark/cloudy urine, change in the amount of urine, yellowing eyes/skin.This medication may rarely cause a severe intestinal condition (Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea) due to a type of resistant bacteria. This condition may occur during treatment or weeks to months after treatment has stopped. Do not use anti-diarrhea products or narcotic pain medications if you have any of the following symptoms because these products may make them worse. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop persistent diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping, or blood/mucus in your stool.Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in oral thrush or a new vaginal yeast infection. Contact your doctor if you notice white patches in your mouth, a change in vaginal discharge, or other new symptoms.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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