Ampicillina review

Patients that have experienced an allergic reaction to penicillin-based antibiotics should not take Ampicillina. This medication, frequently prescribed as Omnipen, Totacillin, or Principen, is a generic form of penicillin that fights bacterial infections in the body, including infections of the ear or bladder, pneumonia, E. coli, Salmonella, or gonorrhea.

Ampicillina has been shown to render birth control pills ineffective. A secondary, barrier form of birth control is recommended while taking this medication.

Ampicillina is not for everyone. Consult with your healthcare professional and provide a detailed medical history before taking this medication. If the patient’s medical history includes diarrhea from taking antibiotics, mononucleosis, kidney disease, asthma, blood disorder, blood clotting disorder, or any form of allergies to medications or other allergens, they may not be able to take Ampicillina or may require special care while undergoing treatment. The doctor’s determination will depend on the patient and the severity of the condition.

The Food and Drug Administration has rated Ampicillina as a pregnancy risk category B. Therefore, this medicine is not expected to cause harm to or birth defects in an unborn fetus. However, Ampicillina does pass through breast milk and can affect a nursing baby. Due to this, nursing mothers should avoid this medication. Discuss your situation with your healthcare professional to determine whether the benefits outweigh the risks before taking Ampicillina. Pregnant women or those who might become pregnant may have additional concerns with respects to taking this medication.

If you experience an allergic reaction or a serious side effect while taking this medication, seek immediate medical attention. Allergic reactions include difficulty breathing, swelling of the mouth, lips, tongue, 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. In the event that you experience any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention.

Although less serious side effects typically do not require emergency medical care, they should still be reported to your healthcare professional. These less serious side effects include 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.

Always take Ampicillina 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 Ampicillina requires urgent medical treatment.

Due to negative drug interactions, Ampicillina cannot be taken with some other medications. Some of the interactions can cause serious health risks. Always consult your healthcare professional before taking any new medications, including over the counter medications, herbal remedies, and vitamin supplements. Some of the medications with known negative interactions with Ampicillina include tetracycline antibiotics, probenecid, sulfa medications, methotrexate, and allopurinol.

Ampicillina has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of ampicillina

• Molecular formula of ampicillina 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
Ampicillina available : 250mg capsules, 250mg capsules, 500mg capsules

Generic name: Ampicillin

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