Ampicillin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic from aminopenicillin group. Its mechanism of action is anti-bacterial and consists in inhibition of construction of bacteria cell walls sensitive to Ampicillin. It is not destroyed in acidic content of the stomach, is easily absorbed. Ampicillin is active toward gram-positive microorganisms and also some gram-negative ones (salmonella, shigella, proteus, E. coli, Klebsiella pneumonia, Haemophilus flu, formerly called Pfeiffer's bacillus) and is used for the treatment of the diseased provoked by mixed bacteria. Microorganisms producing penicillinase are resistible to Ampicillin. This medication is used to treat pneumonia and other infectious diseases of respiratory, urogenital, gastrointestinal systems.
Dosage and directions
Take exactly as prescribed. ampicillin capsules should be taken with a full glass of water, a half-hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
If are allergic to penicillin or cephalosporin antibiotics, contact your doctor first than to take this drug. This medication may cause diarrhoea so inform your doctor if you have it before to take any drug for diarrhoea. Ampicillin may show a false positive result of certain urine glucose tests. If you have taken Ampicillin for a long time before it may appear ineffective in your organism due to so-called superinfection, inform your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or get worse.
Hypersensitivity to Ampicillin. Cautiousness should be exercised if there is liver failure, asthma, hay fever.
Possible side effect:
• Sore tongue or mouth;
Ampicillin enhances the effect of the orally taken medications which prevent blood clot formation. This medication may interfere with work of certain oral contraceptives.
Never take a double dose of this medication. If take this medication twice daily and missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember, take the next dose 5-6 hours later. If you take the drug thrice daily, take the missed dose as soon as you remember and do the next one in 2-4 hours.
If you suppose that you took too much Ampicillin and have symptoms of allergy (hives, rush) contact your doctor immediately.
Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture.