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Brand name: Timentin

Timentin is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) ticarcillin + clavulanic acid. On this page you will find out more about Timentin, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: ticarcillin + clavulanic acid

Information for medicine and pack size:
Timentin powder for injection, 10 x 3.1 g vials

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

TIMENTIN is indicated in the treatment of serious infections caused by susceptible strains of beta-lactamase producing organisms in the conditions listed below: Septicaemia (and bacteraemia) cases caused by beta-lactamase producing organisms including strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae, E.coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Lower Respiratory Infections cases caused by beta-lactamase producing susceptible organisms including strains of Staphylococcus aureus, Haemophilus influenzae and Klebsiella pneumoniae. Bone and Joint Infections cases caused by beta-lactamase producing susceptible organisms including strains of Staphylococcus aureus. Skin and Skin Structure Infections cases caused by beta-lactamase producing susceptible organisms including strains of Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae and E. coli. Urinary Tract Infections cases caused by beta-lactamase producing susceptible organisms including strains of E.coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus. Gynaecological Infections including cases caused by beta-lactamase producing susceptible organisms including strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis. While TIMENTIN is indicated only for the conditions listed above, it may be used as a single agent in the treatment of mixed infections caused by ticarcillin susceptible and beta-lactamase producing ticarcillin resistant organisms. Appropriate culture and susceptibility tests should be performed before treatment in order to isolate and identify organisms causing infection and to determine their susceptibility to TIMENTIN. Therapy with TIMENTIN may, however, be initiated before results of such tests are known when there is reason to believe the infection may involve any of the beta-lactamase producing organisms listed above; however, once these results become available, appropriate therapy should be continued. Based on the in vitro synergism between ticarcillin and gentamicin sulphate/tobramycin sulphate/amikacin sulphate against certain strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, combined therapy has been successful. TIMENTIN may be used as combination therapy concurrently with the aminoglycosides but both drugs should be used in full therapeutic doses. As soon as results of culture and susceptibility tests become available, antimicrobial therapy should be adjusted as indicated. Results of susceptibility tests showing synergy between ticarcillin and one aminoglycoside should not be extrapolated to combination with another aminoglycoside. Prophylactic Use: TIMENTIN may be administered perioperatively (preoperatively, intraoperatively and postoperatively) to patients undergoing abdominal hysterectomy or elective colorectal surgery when there is a significant risk of surgery related postoperative infections. If signs of postsurgical infection should appear, these should be treated with appropriate therapy.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance A fine white powder
Dosage Form Injection, powder for
Route of administration Intravenous
Medicine schedule
10 vials: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Vial
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 18 Months
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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