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glossary:ticarcillin

The combination of ticarcillin and clavulanate eliminates bacteria that cause many kinds of infections, including pneumonia and gynecological, urinary tract, skin, stomach, bone, joint, and blood infections. This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Ticarcillin is an antibiotic which is used to kill certain types of bacteria. It works by interfering with their ability to form cell walls, and therefore the bacteria break up and die. Ticarcillin has activity against certain groups of bacteria especially one organism called Pseudomonas aeruginosa. It is given by infusion and is generally used for severe infections.

· Abdominal infections · Infection of the blood or tissues (septicaemia) · Infection of the kidney (pyelonephritis) · Infections caused by the bacteria proteus · Infections caused by the bacterium pseudomonas aeruginosa · Infections of the organs associated with breathing including nose, windpipe and lungs (respiratory tract) · Skin or wound infections

See also: * Infections Associated with Lymphedema

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