Adobacillin is a form of generic penicillin, which is sometimes prescribed as Omnipen, Totacillin, or Principen. Adobacillin should be avoided by patients who have had an allergic reaction to penicillin-based antibiotics. Adobacillin is prescribed to fight bacterial infections in the body, such as infections of the ear or bladder, pneumonia, E. coli, Salmonella, or gonorrhoea.
Adobacillin has been known to make birth control pills less effective and a secondary, non-hormonal form of birth control should be used while a patient is taking this medicament.
Adobacillin is not appropriate for all patients and without a thorough medical history, it should not be randomly prescribed. Patients with a medical history which includes diarrhea from taking antibiotics, mononucleosis, kidney disease, asthma, a blood disorder, a blood clotting disorder, or any form of allergies to medicaments or other allergens may not be able to take Adobacillin or might require special care while undergoing treatment with this medicament, depending on the condition and the severity of the condition.
The American Food and Drug Administration rated Adobacillin as a pregnancy risk category B as it is not expected to cause harm or birth defects in an unborn fetus. Adobacillin does pass through the mother's breast milk and can affect a nursing baby. The prescribing physician should discuss whether the benefits outweigh the risks before prescribing Adobacillin to a woman who is pregnant and should avoid prescribing this medicament to women who are breastfeeding.
There is a possibility of experiencing serious side effects or allergic reactions while taking Adobacillin. A patient who experiences either an allergic reaction or a serious side effect while taking this medicament should seek immediate medical care. An allergic reaction to Adobacillin will present with difficulty breathing, swelling of the mouth, lips, tongue, or throat, and hives. Other serious side effects are likely to include agitation, confusion, unusual thoughts, unusual behaviors, fever, sore throat, headache with a severe peeling and blistering rash, fever with chills, body aches, other flu symptoms, bloody diarrhea, watery diarrhea, unusual weakness, easy bruising or bleeding, urinating less than usual, not urinating at all, black outs, or convulsions.
Less serious side effects typically do not require emergency medical care but should still be reported to the prescribing physician. Less serious side effects may include symptoms such as vaginal itching, vaginal discharge, headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort, swollen black or “hairy” tongue, or white patches on the tongue or on the inside of the mouth.
Adobacillin should only be taken as directed to avoid the potential for an overdose. If a dose of Adobacillin is accidentally missed, the dose can be taken when it is remembered. If it is almost time for the next dose of Adobacillin then the missed dose should just be skipped. Taking too much medicament or taking doses of medicine too close together can result in an accidental overdose. An overdose of Adobacillin will require urgent medical intervention. An overdose will present with symptoms, which may include behavioral changes, confusion, rash, black outs, a decrease in voiding, and convulsions.
Adobacillin should not be taken with certain other medicaments. Some other medicaments will interact with Adobacillin and cause serious health risks. Patients taking Adobacillin should always consult with the prescribing physician before taking any new medicaments, including over the counter medicaments, herbal remedies, and vitamin supplements. Medications with known interactions with Adobacillin include tetracycline antibiotics, probenecid, sulfa medicaments, methotrexate, and allopurinol.
Adobacillin has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of adobacillin is C16H19N3O4S
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 7-(2-amino-2-phenyl-acetyl)amino-3,3-dimethyl-6- oxo-2-thia-5-azabicyclo[3.2.0]heptane-4-carboxylic acid
• Molecular weight is 349.406 g/mol
• Adobacillin available : 250mg capsules, 250mg capsules, 500mg capsules
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