is a generic form of penicillin
that is usually prescribed as Omnipen, Totacillin, or Principen. Patients who have experienced an allergic reaction to penicillin-based antibiotics should not take Ampen. This medicament fights bacterial infections
in the body, such as infections of the ear
or bladder, pneumonia
, E. coli, Salmonella, or gonorrhea
Ampen has been known to render birth control
pills ineffective. A secondary, non-hormonal form of birth control needs to be used while taking this medicament to prevent pregnancy.
Ampen is not for all patients. Consult with your physician and provide a detailed medical history before taking this medicament. Patients with a medical history of 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 Ampen or may require special care while taking this medicament. This will depend on the condition and the severity of the condition for the patient.
The Food and Drug Administration rated Ampen as a pregnancy risk category B so it is not expected to cause harm to or birth defects in an unborn fetus. Ampen does pass through the mother's breast
milk and can affect a nursing baby. Discuss this medicament with your physician to determine whether the benefits outweigh the risks before taking Ampen. A woman who is pregnant or might become pregnant may have additional concerns with respects to taking this medicament. Nursing mothers should avoid this medicament.
A patient who experiences either an allergic reaction or a serious side effect while taking this medicament should seek immediate medical attention. Allergic reactions
include 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 these conditions, seek immediate medical attention.
Less serious side effects typically do not require emergency medical care but should still be reported to your physician. Less serious side effects include vaginal pruritus
, vaginal discharge, headache, nausea
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 physician.
Ampen should be taken exactly as prescribed. If a dose is accidentally missed, it can be taken when remembered. However, if it is almost time for the next dose then the missed dose should be skipped. Taking too much of the medicament or taking doses of medicine too close together can result in an accidental overdose. Symptoms of an overdose include behavioral changes, confusion, skin rash, black outs, a decrease in urination
, and convulsions. An overdose of Ampen requires urgent medical intervention.
Ampen cannot be taken with certain other medicaments because they have a negative interaction and can cause serious health risks. Always consult your physician before taking any new medicaments, including over the counter medicaments, herbal remedies, and vitamin supplements. Medications with known negative interactions with Ampen include tetracycline
antibiotics, probenecid, sulfa medicaments, methotrexate
, and allopurinol
Ampen has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of ampen 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
• Ampen available : 250mg capsules, 250mg capsules, 500mg capsules
Generic name: Ampicillin
Brand name(s): Acillin, Adobacillin, Alpen, Amblosin, Amcill, Amfipen, Amfipen V, Aminobenzylpenicillin, Amipenix S, 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