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Carbenicillin

Also known as Pyopen

Carbenicillin is a bacteriolytic antibiotic belonging to the carboxypenicillin subgroup of the penicillins. It was discovered by scientists at Beecham and marketed as Pyopen. It has Gram-negative coverage which includes Pseudomonas aeruginosa but limited Gram-positive coverage. The carboxypenicillins are susceptible to degradation by beta-lactamase enzymes, although they are more resistant than ampicillin to degradation. Carbenicillin is also more stable at lower pH than ampicillin.

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What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed carbenicillin to treat blastomycosis, rabies, west nile virus, and pick disease.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take carbenicillin if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions

Significant Interactions

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