Antibiotic Ampicillin 500mg / 250mg
Ampicillin is an effective broad-spectrum antibiotic belonging to a penicillin group of antibiotics. Despite that, there are a lot of new antibacterial products on the market, Ampicillin is still in demand among doctors. The drug is very effective against many bacteria, but it shows the best results during the treatment of sepsis and purulent infection. The active substance of the drug dissolves the cell walls of pathogens. And that is why it Ampicillin effectively fights both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.
Ampicillin is prescribed in case of infectious-inflammatory diseases caused by microorganisms sensitive to Ampicillin, including:
- Respiratory infections (including bronchitis, pneumonia, lung abscess);
- Infection contaminations of ENT-organs (including tonsillitis);
- Infection contaminations bile-excreting tracts (including cholecystitis, cholangitis);
- Infection contaminations of urinary tracts (including pyelitis, pyelonephritis, cystitis);
- Infection contaminations of the gastrointestinal tract;
- Gynecologic infection contaminations;
- Infection contaminations of skin and soft tissues;
- Sepsis, septic endocarditis;
- Rheumatic disease;
Dosage and directions
Take the medication according to your prescription. Swallow the whole capsule of Ampicillin and wash it down with a glass of water.
Do not take Ampicillin if you are allergic to penicillin antibiotics. You may experience diarrhea and nausea after the drug intake.
Hypersensitivity to antibiotics from the penicillin group. The expressed disorders of liver function (for parenteral application).
Possible negative effects
Allergic reactions: dermal eruption, urticaria, itch, exfoliative dermatitis, erythema; in rare instances – acute anaphylaxis. Alimentary system: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, glossitis, stomatitis, pseudomembranous colitis, intestinal dysbacteriosis; Hemopoiesis system: anemia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, agranulocytosis. The effects caused by chemotherapeutic action: oral cavity candidiasis, vaginal candidiasis.
Ampicillin intake may decrease the effect of taking several types of birth control pills.
Take the medication directly as it was prescribed. If you missed the dose, take it as soon as you remember or wait until the next intake according to your schedule. You should increase the dose trying to compensate for the missed dosage.
Contact your physician if you took the increased dose of Ampicillin antibiotic and experience nausea, vomiting, rash, hives.
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