WHAT IS AMPICILLIN?
Ampicillin is an antibiotic drug that belongs to a group of antibiotics called penicillin, the first ever antibiotic drugs ever made in the history of mankind. It is a potent antibiotic against various bacterial infections such as infections of the ear and bladder, pneumonia, gonorrhea, and E. Coli or Salmonella infection. Ampicillin is sold and marketed as Omnipen, Campicillin (made by Cadila) and various other trade names across different countries.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT AMPICLLIN:
Do not take Ampicillin antibiotic medication (Omnipen, Campicillin) if you are allergic to it or to other penicillin antibiotic drugs such as amoxicillin, dicloxacillin, oxacillin, or penicillin, and others. Prior to taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you are allergic to it or to cephalosporin antibiotics such as Cefaclor, Cefuroxime Axetil, Cephalexin, Cefadroxil, and others, or if you have asthma, kidney disease, a bleeding or blood clotting disorder, mononucleosis (also known as mono), or a history of any type of allergy.
Ampicillin is an FDA pregnancy category B drug which means that it is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby if taken while being pregnant. However, you must let your doctor know in advance if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. This medication can make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using other forms of contraception (non hormonal such as condom, spermicide, or diaphragm) if you use birth control regularly. Ampicillin can pass into breast milk and harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without your doctors advice if you are nursing a baby.
You must complete the full course of Ampicillin antibiotic medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Symptoms usually improve before the infection is completely cleared from your body. Not completing the antibiotic course can cause a drug resistant infection which is difficult to treat with common antibiotics. Ampicillin will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.
BEFORE TAKING AMPICILLIN:
Remember that Ampicillin is a prescription medicine and available only with a doctors prescription. You must consult a doctor before taking Ampicillin to be absolutely sure that this medicine is safe for you. Remember to take care of all precautions listed above and discuss them with your doctor.
HOW SHOULD I TAKE AMPICILLIN?
All medications including Ampicillin must be taken exactly as prescribed by the doctor or as mentioned on the medication label or as per the instructions in the patient leaflet that comes along with the medication. Always store this medication in a cool and dry place.
WHAT IF I MISS A DOSE OF AMPICILLIN?
In case you miss a dose of Ampicillin, take it the instant you remember it. However, skip the missed dose if the time for the next scheduled dose is near. Taking extra medicine to make up for the missed dose can be harmful.
WHAT IF I OVERDOSE?
Overdose of any medication can be harmful. If you overdose on Ampicillin, call the Doctor immediately. Overdose symptoms include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, skin rash, drowsiness, and hyperactivity.
WHAT SHOULD I AVOID WHILE TAKING AMPICILLIN?
Antibiotics can cause diarrhea. Do not use any diarrhea medication without asking your doctor. Follow any other restrictions on food, drugs, or activities as advised by your doctor.
SIDE EFFECTS OF CAMPICILLIN 250MG:
Persistent/Bloody Diarrhea (Clostridium Difficile-Associated Diarrhea)
Severe Stomach/Abdominal Pain
New Signs Of Infection (Fever, Persistent Sore Throat)
AMPICILLIN DOSING INFORMATION:
You must follow the exact dosage of Ampicillin as fixed by your doctor. Do not alter it under any circumstances without your doctors advice.
INTERACTION WITH OTHER DRUGS:
You must share in advance with your doctor, the list of all medications which you may be using, especially these ones: allopurinol, probenecid, blood thinner such as warfarin, and another antibiotic (for the same or a different infection). These drugs may interact with Ampicillin. However, this is incomplete information as mentioning all the details here is out of scope for this guide. There may be other medications. Never start a new medication with consulting a doctor.
Campicillin 250 Capsule is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. It is effective in infections of the throat, ear, nasal sinuses, respiratory tract (e.g., pneumonia), urinary tract, skin and soft tissue, and typhoid fever.
Campicillin 250 Capsule is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that fights and stops the growth of many types of bacteria. This medicine should be taken on an empty stomach. Use it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you to remember to take it. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the infection returning or worsening. The total duration of treatment and precise dosage will be decided by your doctor, depending on the type of infection that you have and how well you respond to the medication.
Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you are allergic to penicillin or any penicillin-type of medicine. Rash, vomiting, allergic reactions, nausea, and diarrhea may be seen as side effects in some patients. These are temporary and usually resolve quickly. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects persist or if your condition worsens. This medicine is generally regarded as safe to use during pregnancy if used under a doctor’s supervision.
USES OF CAMPICILLIN CAPSULE
- Bacterial infections
BENEFITS OF CAMPICILLIN CAPSULE
In Bacterial infections
SIDE EFFECTS OF CAMPICILLIN CAPSULE
Common side effects of Campicillin
- Allergic reaction
HOW TO USE CAMPICILLIN CAPSULE
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