Patients who have had an allergic reaction to penicillin-based antibiotics should not take Ampi-Tab
. This medication fights bacterial infections
in the body, which include infections of the ear
or bladder, pneumonia
, E. coli, Salmonella, or gonorrhea
. Ampi-Tab, a generic form of penicillin
, is most often prescribed as Omnipen, Totacillin, or Principen.
Since Ampi-Tab has been proven to render birth control
pills ineffective, a secondary, barrier form of birth control needs to be used while taking this medication to prevent an unwanted pregnancy.
Ampi-Tab is not for all patients, so you should consult with your physician and provide a detailed medical history before taking this medication. If your medical history includes diarrhea
from taking antibiotics, mononucleosis, kidney
disorder, blood clotting disorder, or any form of allergies
to medications or other allergens, you may not be able to take Ampi-Tab or may require special care while taking this medication. The determination will depend on the condition and the severity of the condition.
The FDA rated Ampi-Tab as a pregnancy risk category B. This medicine is not expected to cause harm to or birth defects in an unborn fetus. Ampi-Tab does pass through the mother’s breast
milk and can affect a nursing baby. Nursing mothers should avoid this medication. Discuss this medication with your physician to determine whether the benefits outweigh the risks before taking Ampi-Tab. Pregnant women or those who might become pregnant may have additional concerns with respects to taking this medication.
While taking Ampi-Tab, if you experience either an allergic reaction or a serious side effect, seek immediate medical attention. Allergic reactions
present themselves as difficulty breathing, swelling
of the mouth
, or throat, and hives
. Serious side effects present themselves as 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. In the event that you experience any of these conditions, seek immediate medical attention.
Although less serious side effects typically do not require emergency medical care, they should still be reported to your physician. These less serious side effects include vaginal itching
, vaginal discharge, headache, nausea
discomfort, swollen black or “hairy” tongue, or white patches on the tongue or on the inside of the mouth.
Always take Ampi-Tab exactly as prescribed. If you miss a dose, it can be taken as soon as it is remembered. However, if it is almost time for the next dose then the missed dose should simply be skipped. As taking too much of the medication or taking doses of medicine too close together can result in an overdose. Symptoms of an overdose typically include behavioral changes, confusion, skin rash, black outs, a decrease in urination
, and convulsions. Symptoms of an overdose of Ampi-Tab require urgent medical treatment.
Due to negative drug interactions, Ampi-Tab cannot be taken with some other medications. Some of the interactions can cause serious health risks. Always consult your physician before taking any new medications, including over the counter medications, herbal remedies, and vitamin supplements. Some of the medications with known negative interactions with Ampi-Tab include tetracycline
antibiotics, probenecid, sulfa medications, methotrexate
, and allopurinol
Ampi-tab has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of ampi-tab 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
• Ampi-tab available : 250mg capsules, 250mg capsules, 500mg capsules
Generic name: Ampicillin
Brand name(s): Acillin, Adobacillin, Alpen, Amblosin, Amcill, Amfipen, Amfipen V, Aminobenzylpenicillin, Amipenix S, Ampen, Ampi, Ampi-Bol, Ampi-Co, 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