, a generic form of penicillin
, is sometimes prescribed as Omnipen, Totacillin, or Principen. Patients with an allergic reaction to penicillin-based antibiotics should not take Amfipen. This medicament fights bacterial infections
in the body, such as infections of the ear
or bladder, inflammatory illness of the lung
, E. coli, Salmonella, or gonorrhea
Amfipen has been known to render birth control
pills ineffective. A secondary, non-hormonal form of birth control should be used while taking this medicament.
Amfipen is not for all patients. Consult with your doctor and give them a detailed medical history before taking this medicament. Patients with a medical history that includes diarrhea
from taking antibiotics, mononucleosis, kidney
disorder, blood clotting disorder, or any form of allergies
to medicaments or other allergens may not be able to take Amfipen or may require special care while undergoing treatment with this medicament, depending on the condition and the severity of the condition.
The Food and Drug Administration rated Amfipen as a pregnancy risk category B so it is not expected to cause harm to or birth defects in an unborn fetus. Amfipen passes through the mother's breast
milk and can affect a nursing baby. Discuss the risks and benefits of taking this medicament with your doctor to determine whether the benefits outweigh the risks before taking Amfipen. A woman who is pregnant or might become pregnant may have additional concerns and nursing mothers should avoid this medicament.
There is a possibility of serious side effects or allergic reactions
to Amfipen. A patient who experiences either an allergic reaction or a serious side effect while taking this medicament should seek immediate medical attention. An allergic reaction to Amfipen includes difficulty breathing, swelling
of the mouth
, or throat, and hives
. Serious side effects 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. If you experience any of the above conditions, seek immediate medical attention.
Less serious side effects typically do not require emergency medical care but should still be reported to your doctor. Less serious side effects include symptoms such as vaginal itching
, vaginal discharge, headache, nausea
, emesis, stomach
discomfort, swollen black or “hairy” tongue, or white patches on the tongue or on the inside of the mouth. If you experience any of these conditions, consult your doctor.
Amfipen should be taken as directed to avoid the potential for an overdosage. If a dosage is accidentally missed, it can be taken when remembered. If it is almost time for the next dosage of Amfipen then the missed dosage should be skipped. Taking too much of the medicament or taking dosages of medicine too close together can result in an accidental overdosage. An overdosage of Amfipen requires urgent medical intervention. Symptoms of an overdosage include behavioral changes, confusion, skin rash, black outs, a decrease in urination
, and convulsions.
Amfipen should not be taken with certain other medicaments because they will interact and cause serious health risks. Patients taking Amfipen should always consult their doctor before taking any new medicaments, including over the counter medicaments, herbal remedies, and vitamin supplements. Medications with known interactions with Amfipen include tetracycline
antibiotics, probenecid, sulfa medicaments, methotrexate
, and allopurinol
Amfipen has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of amfipen 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
• Amfipen available : 250mg capsules, 250mg capsules, 500mg capsules
Generic name: Ampicillin
Brand name(s): Acillin, Adobacillin, Alpen, Amblosin, Amcill, Amfipen V, Aminobenzylpenicillin, Amipenix S, Ampen, Ampi, Ampi-Bol, Ampi-Co, Ampi-Tab, Ampichel, Ampicil, Ampicilina, Ampicillina, Ampicilline, Ampicillinum, Ampicin, Ampifarm, Ampikel, Ampimed, Ampipenin, Ampiscel, Ampisyn, Ampivax, Ampivet, Amplacilina, Amplin, Amplipenyl, Amplisom, Amplital, Ampy-Penyl, Austrapen, Binotal, Bonapicillin, Britacil, Campicillin, Cimex, Copharcilin, Delcillin, Deripen, Divercillin, Doktacillin, Duphacillin, Geocillin, Grampenil, Guicitrina, Guicitrine, Lifeampil, Morepen, Norobrittin, Novo-Ampicillin, Nuvapen, Olin Kid, Omnipen, Omnipen-N, Orbicilina, Pen Ampil, Penbristol, Penbritin, Penbritin-S, Penbrock, Penicline, Penimic, Pensyn, Pentrex, Pentrexl, Pentrexyl, Polycillin, Ponecil, Princillin, Principen, Qidamp, Racenacillin, Ro-Ampen, Rosampline, Roscillin, Semicillin, Servicillin, Spectrobid, Sumipanto, Supen, Synpenin, Texcillin, Tokiocillin, Tolomol, Totacillin, Totalciclina, Totapen, Trifacilina, Ultrabion, Ultrabron, Vampen, Viccillin, Wypicil