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Carbenicillin and Alcohol / Food Interactions

There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with carbenicillin which include:


carbenicillin ↔ food

Moderate Food Interaction

You may experience reduced absorption of carbenicillin in the presence of food. The effectiveness of the antibiotic may be reduced. Carbenicillin should be administered one hour before or two hours after meals. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. Penicillin V and amoxicillin are not affected by food and may be given without regard to meals.

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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Moderate Potential Hazard, High plausibility

carbenicillin - sodium

Each 382 mg tablet of carbenicillin indanyl sodium contains approximately 23 mg (1 mEq) of sodium. The sodium content should be considered in patients with conditions that may require sodium restriction, such as congestive heart failure, hypertension, and fluid retention.


  1. "Product Information. Geocillin (carbenicillin)." Roerig Division, New York, NY.

Carbenicillin drug interactions

There are 66 drug interactions with carbenicillin

Carbenicillin disease interactions

There are 5 disease interactions with carbenicillin which include:

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

Further information

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