ticarcillin/clavulanate potassium - injection, Timentin (cont.)

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. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: trouble breathing, seizures.

NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only. Do not use it later for another infection unless told to do so by your doctor. A different medication may be necessary in that case.Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., complete blood count, potassium/sodium levels, kidney/liver function tests) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.

MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

STORAGE: Before mixing, store vials at room temperature below 75 degrees F (24 degrees C).Store the premixed solutions in the freezer at or below -4 degrees F (-20 degrees C). After thawing, the medication is good for 7 days when refrigerated at or below 40 degrees F (4 degrees C) or for 24 hours at room temperature at 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C). (See How to Use section for thawing instructions.)Consult the package instructions or your pharmacist for other storage details. Follow storage directions carefully. Discard the powder or mixed solutions if they darken in color because this may be a sign that they are no longer effective. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Last Editorial Review: 9/22/2010

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