Ticarcillin and Clavulanate Potassium
Generic name: Ticarcillin and Clavulanate Potassium [ tye-kar-SIL-in-& klav-yoo-LAN-ate-poe-TASS-ee-um ]
Brand name: Timentin
Drug class: Beta-lactamase inhibitors
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 27, 2023.
Uses of Ticarcillin and Clavulanate Potassium:
- It is used to treat bacterial infections.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Ticarcillin and Clavulanate Potassium?
- If you have an allergy to ticarcillin, clavulanate potassium, any penicillin, or any other part of ticarcillin and clavulanate potassium.
- If you are allergic to ticarcillin and clavulanate potassium; any part of ticarcillin and clavulanate potassium; or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take ticarcillin and clavulanate potassium with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Ticarcillin and Clavulanate Potassium?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take ticarcillin and clavulanate potassium. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Very bad and sometimes deadly allergic side effects have rarely happened. Talk with your doctor.
- Do not use longer than you have been told. A second infection may happen.
- Have your blood work checked if you are on ticarcillin and clavulanate potassium for a long time. Talk with your doctor.
- This medicine may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your health care providers and lab workers that you take ticarcillin and clavulanate potassium.
- If you are on a low-salt diet (ticarcillin and clavulanate potassium has salt), talk with your doctor.
- Birth control pills and other hormone-based birth control may not work as well to prevent pregnancy. Use some other kind of birth control also like a condom when taking ticarcillin and clavulanate potassium.
- If you are 65 or older, use ticarcillin and clavulanate potassium with care. You could have more side effects.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using ticarcillin and clavulanate potassium while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
How is this medicine (Ticarcillin and Clavulanate Potassium) best taken?
Use ticarcillin and clavulanate potassium as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- It is given as a shot into a vein.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Call your doctor to find out what to do.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Signs of low potassium levels like muscle pain or weakness, muscle cramps, or a heartbeat that does not feel normal.
- Any unexplained bruising or bleeding.
- Redness or swelling where the shot is given.
- Diarrhea is common with antibiotics. Rarely, a severe form called C diff–associated diarrhea (CDAD) may happen. Sometimes, this has led to a deadly bowel problem (colitis). CDAD may happen during or a few months after taking antibiotics. Call your doctor right away if you have stomach pain, cramps, or very loose, watery, or bloody stools. Check with your doctor before treating diarrhea.
What are some other side effects of Ticarcillin and Clavulanate Potassium?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
- Upset stomach.
- Irritation where the shot is given.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at https://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
How do I store and/or throw out Ticarcillin and Clavulanate Potassium?
- If you need to store ticarcillin and clavulanate potassium at home, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about ticarcillin and clavulanate potassium, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
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