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Geocillin (Carbenicillin Indanyl Sodium) - Summary

 
 



GEOCILLIN SUMMARY

GEOCILLIN®
carbenicillin indanyl sodium
TABLETS
For Oral Use

Geocillin, a semisynthetic penicillin, is the sodium salt of the indanyl ester of Geopen® (carbenicillin disodium).

Geocillin (carbenicillin indanyl sodium) is indicated in the treatment of acute and chronic infections of the upper and lower urinary tract and in asymptomatic bacteriuria due to susceptible strains of the following organisms:

   Escherichia coli

   Proteus mirabilis

   Morganella morganii (formerly Proteus morganii)

   Providencia rettgeri (formerly Proteus rettgeri)

   Proteus vulgaris

  Pseudomonas

  Enterobacter

  Enterococci

Geocillin is also indicated in the treatment of prostatitis due to susceptible strains of the following organisms:

  Escherichia coli

    Enterococcus (S. faecalis)

   Proteus mirabilis

   Enterobacter sp.

WHEN HIGH AND RAPID BLOOD AND URINE LEVELS OF ANTIBIOTIC ARE INDICATED, THERAPY WITH GEOPEN (CARBENICILLIN DISODIUM) SHOULD BE INITIATED BY PARENTERAL ADMINISTRATION FOLLOWED, AT THE PHYSICIAN'S DISCRETION, BY ORAL THERAPY.

NOTE: Susceptibility testing should be performed prior to and during the course of therapy to detect the possible emergence of resistant organisms which may develop.

To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain effectiveness of Geocillin and other antibacterial drugs, Geocillin should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria. When culture and susceptibility information are available, they should be considered in selecting or modifying antibacterial therapy. In the absence of such data, local epidemiology and susceptibility patterns may contribute to the empiric selection of therapy.


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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Published Studies Related to Geocillin (Carbenicillin)

Randomized trial comparing oral ciprofloxacin plus penicillin V with amikacin plus carbenicillin or ceftazidime for empirical treatment of febrile neutropenic cancer patients. [1995.10]
Aminoglycoside-containing combination therapy has been the standard empirical approach for febrile neutropenic cancer patients. With the advent of the broad-spectrum oral fluoroquinolones, it is now possible to evaluate an initial empirical alternative therapy... Oral therapy with ciprofloxacin and penicillin V is a safe alternative to standard parenteral therapy in this low-risk group of neutropenic patients, with unquestionable cost containment.

Ceftazidime with or without vancomycin vs. cephalothin, carbenicillin and gentamicin as the initial therapy of the febrile neutropenic pediatric cancer patient. [1988.03]
In a 28-month randomized trial we compared ceftazidime (CAZ), an extended spectrum cephalosporin, with cephalothin, carbenicillin and gentamicin (KCG) as empiric therapy for febrile neutropenic pediatric cancer patients. Because of the occurrence of ceftazidime-resistant Gram-positive primary infections, vancomycin was added to CAZ after the first year of study...

Inhaled ceftazidime compared with gentamicin and carbenicillin in older patients with cystic fibrosis infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. [1987.07]
A randomized cross-over study was undertaken to compare nebulized (1) ceftazidime with (2) a combination of gentamicin and carbenicillin, and (3) saline, each given for 4 months, in patients with cystic fibrosis infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Mean peak expiratory flow on ceftazidime, 299 litres/min, and on gentamicin and carbenicillin, 297 litres/min, were greater than on saline, 278 litres/min (P less than 0.02 and P less than 0.05 respectively)...

Development and validation of an LC method for the quantitation of carbenicillin in human serum. [1994.06]
An LC method for the quantitation of carbenicillin in human serum has been developed and validated. After protein precipitation with acetonitrile and evaporation, the residue was taken up by citric acid at pH 1.9... Stabilities of on-system, bench top, freeze-thaw cycles and sample storage were established.

Adverse reactions to prolonged treatment with high doses of carbenicillin and ureidopenicillins. [1991.01]
Charts were reviewed for 63 patients whose chronic pseudomonas osteomyelitis was treated with high doses of extended-spectrum penicillins for prolonged periods. The incidence of untoward drug reactions was significantly higher than expected...

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Clinical Trials Related to Geocillin (Carbenicillin)

Patients Response to Early Switch To Oral:Osteomyelitis Study [Not yet recruiting]
Based on the current literature, investigators hypothesize that patients with osteomyelitis who are treated with the standard approach of intravenous antibiotics for the full duration of therapy will have the same clinical outcomes as patients treated with the experimental approach of intravenous antibiotics with early switch to oral antibiotics. The primary objective of this study is to compare patients with osteomyelitis treated with the standard approach of intravenous antibiotics for the full duration of therapy versus patients treated with intravenous antibiotics with an early switch to oral antibiotics in relation to clinical outcomes at 12 months after discontinuation of antibiotic therapy. Secondary objectives of the study include the evaluation of adverse events related to the use of antibiotics as well as the cost of care evaluated from the hospital perspective.

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