carbenicillin disodium


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carbenicillin disodium

[kär′bənəsil′in]
a semisynthetic penicillin antibiotic with an extended spectrum that includes Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
indications It is prescribed in the treatment of certain infections caused by sensitive gram-negative aerobic bacilli.
contraindications Known hypersensitivity to this drug or to other penicillins prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are hypersensitivity reactions, neurological disturbances, and clotting defects. The high sodium content (5.5 to 6.5 mEq/g) may aggravate fluid and electrolyte imbalance in people affected with kidney, heart, or liver disease.