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Geocillin Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Geocillin (carbenicillin indanyl sodium) is an antibiotic used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria, such as bladder infection. The brand name of this medication is discontinued, but generic versions may be available. Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, vaginal itching or discharge, headache, thrush (white patches or inside your mouth or throat), or swollen, black, or "hairy" tongue.
The usual adult dose of Geocillin ranges from 1 to 2 tablets taken four times daily, depending on the disease being treated. Geocillin may interact with methotrexate, or probenecid. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Geocillin is not expected to be harmful to a fetus. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Geocillin can make birth control pills less effective, which may result in pregnancy. Before taking this drug, tell your doctor if you use birth control pills. This drug can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Geocillin (carbenicillin indanyl sodium) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Geocillin Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
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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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Geocillin FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
The following adverse reactions have been reported as possibly related to Geocillin (carbenicillin indanyl sodium) administration in controlled studies which include 344 patients receiving Geocillin (carbenicillin indanyl sodium) .
Gastrointestinal: The most frequent adverse reactions associated with Geocillin (carbenicillin indanyl sodium) therapy are related to the gastrointestinal tract. Nausea, bad taste, diarrhea, vomiting, flatulence, and glossitis were reported. Abdominal cramps, dry mouth, furry tongue, rectal bleeding, anorexia, and unspecified epigastric distress were rarely reported.
Hematologic: As with other penicillins, anemia, thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, neutropenia, and eosinophilia have infrequently been observed. The clinical significance of these abnormalities is not known.
Abnormalities of Hepatic Function Tests: Mild SGOT elevations have been observed following Geocillin (carbenicillin indanyl sodium) administration.
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