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what is ampicilina? is is like penicillin?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
A cousin: Ampicillin is an antibiotic closely related to penicillin. If you are allergic to one, you are allergic to the other.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Ampicllin: Ampicillin is a chemically modified form of penicillin designed so as to amplify the activity of penicillin against gram-negative organisms. It has exactly the same spectrum of activity and the antibacterially active component is identical. If you are allergic to one you are allergic to all penicillin derivatives.
Answered on Aug 25, 2016
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