Timentin

Generic Name: Ticarcillin

  • What is Timentin?

    Timentin is an antibiotic used to treat certain bacterial infections of the blood, lower respiratory (lung) tract, urinary tract, skin, bone, joint, abdomen as well as gynecologic infections. It may also be used to treat other bacterial infections, as determined by your doctor. Timentin is administered intravenously (through a vein in your arm).

  • What is the most important information I should know about Timentin?

    Do not receive Timentin if you are allergic to it, any of its ingredients, or other penicillin antibiotics. Tell your doctor immediately if you receive Timentin and feel signs of an allergic reaction (such as a rash, swelling, or difficulty breathing).

    Timentin can cause diarrhea or colitis (inflammation of the colon). This can occur a couple of months after taking the last dose of Timentin. Tell your doctor immediately if you have diarrhea or colitis.

    Timentin can cause seizures when it is given at a high dose. Timentin can also cause bleeding problems. Stop using Timentin if you notice any types of bleeding. These problems are more commonly seen when people with kidney problems use Timentin.

  • Who should not take Timentin?

    Do not receive Timentin if you are allergic to it, any of its ingredients, or other penicillin antibiotics.

    Do not receive Timentin to treat viral infections, such as the common cold.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Timentin?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Timentin. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have allergies or kidney problems.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults and children ≥3 months: Your doctor will prescribe the appropriate dose for you based on your body weight, type, and severity of your infection.

    If you have kidney impairment, your doctor will adjust your dose appropriately.

  • How should I take Timentin?

    Your doctor will administer the Timentin injection intravenously for you.

  • What should I avoid while taking Timentin?

    Do not miss your scheduled follow-up appointments with your doctor.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Timentin?

    If Timentin is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Timentin with the following: birth control pills, certain antibiotics (such as gentamicin or tobramycin), or probenecid.

  • What are the possible side effects of Timentin?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: allergic reactions, blood problems, colitis, diarrhea, gas, headache, injection-site reactions such as pain and burning, kidney or liver problems, nausea, seizures, skin rash, smell or taste disturbances, stomach ache, vomiting

  • Can I receive Timentin if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Timentin during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Timentin?

    Timentin should be given under special circumstances determined by your doctor.

  • How should I store Timentin?

    Your doctor will store this medication for you.