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Ampicillin (Ampicillin) is a capsule containing 500mg per capsule. The medication is prescribed for infections such as pharyngitis, bronchitis and sinusitis, which are caused by certain bacteria. It can also help with the treatment of gastrointestinal infections resulting from contaminated water and food. There are also other uses for Ampicillin such as treating infections of the urinary tract, the skin, ear and lungs.
Dosage and Administration
Ampicillin 500 mg is a capsule that should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. It should be taken only when the stomach is empty. Hence, take the capsule only an hour or two after meals. It is important to drink lots of water and other fluids when taking Ampicillin.
Dosage is dependent on your condition and will be advised by your doctor. Generally, the recommended dosage will be 500mg taken four times daily, with a frequency of every six hours. For optimal results, it is recommended to take the capsule at even intervals. Even if symptoms disappear or reduce, it is necessary complete the full dosage of medication.
Ampicillin 500 mg causes certain side effects such as:
Less common side effects you may experience include:
Ampicillin should not be used by patients allergic to penicillin antibiotics, patients with mononucleosis or those who are about to receive or have received oral vaccine for typhoid.
Before taking this medication, you should inform your doctor if you:
Ampicillin 500 mg may interfere with or reduce the efficacy of pills for birth control. Make sure to use an additional birth control alternative to prevent pregnancy. Do not take the medicine you have diabetes since it can interfere with glucose test result readings.
Drug Interactions with Ampicillin 500mg:
Other drugs- Allopurinol, Bupropion, Tiagabine, Doxycycline and Tramadol.