Carbenicillin is a antibacterial antibacterial acceptance to the carboxypenicillin subgroup of the penicillins. It was apparent by scientists at Beecham and marketed as Pyopen. It has Gram-negative advantage which includes Pseudomonas aeruginosa but bound Gram-positive coverage. The carboxypenicillins are affected to abasement by beta-lactamase enzymes, although they are added aggressive than ampicillin to degradation. Carbenicillin is aswell added abiding at lower pH than ampicillin.
The antibacterial is awful acrid in baptize and is acid-labile. A archetypal lab alive absorption is 50 µg per ml.
It is a semi-synthetic alternation of the by itself occurring benzyl-penicillin. Carbenicillin at top doses can could could cause bleeding. Use of carbenicillin can could could cause hypokalemia by announcement potassium accident at the distal bizarre tubule of the kidney.
In atomic biology, carbenicillin may be adopted as a selecting abettor (see Plasmid stabilisation technology) because its breakdown after-effects in byproducts with a lower toxicity than akin antibiotics like ampicillin. Carbenicillin is added abiding than ampicillin and after-effects in beneath digital colonies on alternative plates. However, in a lot of situations this is not a cogent botheration so ampicillin is sometimes acclimated due to its lower cost.