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Ampicillin Allergy In Children
No: If you are truly allergic to PCN then Ampicillin is closely related. I would recommend seeing an allergist to evaluate your PCN allergy. Many people who think or were told they are allergic actually are not. Even among people who were allergic many lose their sensitivity over time. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Have yeast but also been itchin outside my uvula & have a rash I take ampicillin but won't work when I took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) it clear away can It b a allergy?
Omnipen allergy: Omnipen (ampicillin) is an antibiotic. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-14013-518/omnipen-oral/ampicillin-oral/details ...Read more
Yes: Different antibiotics.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: As long as you are not allergic to either the Ampicillin or Flagyl you may take them together. Take your medication as prescribed by your physician. Certain infections require the use of dual therapy antibiotics. If you have any side effects call your physician or pharmacist. Good luck and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complex, contact doc: Prostatitis and painful ejaculation are complex. Maybe STD or seminal vesiculitis instead. Most prostatitis isn't bacterial and no antibiotic helps. For known bacterial infection, ampicillin is not a common drug, not active against many urinary bacteria. If you are self treating, stop the drug and get professional care. If under doc's care, contact the office about duration of Rx and next steps. ...Read more
Different antibiotic: Ampicillin is not a great choice for adult prostatitis though it does work for some. Sometimes a culture helps, sometimes a trial of another antibiotic is reasonable because some bacteria don't show up on routine cultures (and need special media to grow in culture). Treatment for prostatitis can be of several weeks duration to eliminate the infection. See your doc or get a referral to a urologist ...Read more
Can gram negative folliculitus be cured? How long is it safe to take ampicillin for this? Likelihood of ampicillin curing GNF? Thanks!
Folliculitis: can be cured with antibiotics, but it can recur. It is usually due to gram positive bacteria (Staphlococci), however, if you are certain that this one is due to gram negative bacteria (by culture), then ampicillin is not the best antibiotic. The physician needs to select an antibiotic that works well for gram negative organisms ...Read more
I'm on ampicillin for sinusitis but have gotten much worse on it, does that mean that amoxicillin would not work as well? Always taken Amox in past
Its virus..: If you have sinus infection - it could be VIRAL- antibiotics as Amoxicillin are indicated ONLY for severe BACTERIAL infection. Headache, mucus, drainage is part of congestion better treated with nasal saline rinses, steam inhalation, hydration, rest... symptomatic treatment. Bacteria may be as well resistant since you used Amox too much in past! Consume probiotic rich diet to restore immune system ...Read more
I have been priscribed ampicillin 25omg and dicloxacillin 250 mg combination drug for abscess above the gum crating pain below the left side of the n?
Will it work to take another week of ampicillin (500 mg) to cure a 2-month long vaginal E. faecalis infection if a 7-day course has had no effect yet?
It depends: It will depend upon whether or not the infection is sensitive to the ampicillin Rx. Your MD should do a vaginal swab for a culture and sensitivity lab specimen to see what the most effective drug to treat the problem is rather than continue to "guess" what might work. Make an appointment with the original MD who gave you the ampicillin and get re-treated as this bacteria comes from the stool. ...Read more
Not : The hormones regulating your cycle are not affected by antibiotics.... ...Read more
No cross reaction: Ampicillin and other penicillin-type antibiotics have a completely different chemical structure than erythromycin. Thus, the risk for allergic reaction to Ampicillin is no different than your average person. Your doctor can tell you which antibiotic (ampicillin, cipro, (ciprofloxacin) etc.) will be most effective for a given infection (sinus infection vs skin infection, etc.). See your doctor for more info. ...Read more
Talk to your doctor: This depends on why are you apprehensive to take it, and why you have been prescribed it. Antibiotics can cause serious side effects but are sometimes quite necessary. However, antibiotics are also over-prescribed and at times are given when not really indicated. Taking probiotics often lessens the negative effects. Please discuss your concerns with your doctor or seek a second opinion about this. ...Read more
Read Instructions: Depends on the bacteria being treated, and its sensitivity to the antibiotic. This was likely taken into account when the medication was prescribed. I would not recommend you try to treat pneumonia without physician guidance. Do not try to use medication prescribed for another illness to treat pneumonia, as it is possible that it will not work, risking severe infection or worse ...Read more
Common side effect: In general anytime you take antibiotics it is fairly common to have GI side effect from the medicine. Take probiotics (such as yogurt that has live and active cultures on the label.) ...Read more
Probably fine: It will not go into solution well but it should be absorbed by the body. However, it probably would be best to take it in the original form of a capsule. ...Read more
Yes,but: What is your concern. A prescription medication is safe if used as directed for the condition it is prescribed for when the patient is not allergic to that medication.It would not be considered safe if a few left over capsules were given because someone thought it might help a problem.Such random use has delayed patients from accessing proper diagnosis & treatment, occasionally with tragic results. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No/very similar: Amoxicillin and Ampicillin are not the same but they are very similar. Amoxicillin and Ampicillin have an identical bacterial spectrum of activity. Amoxicillin is absorbed better when given by mouth. Ampicillin is available in IV and oral form while Amoxicillin is only given orally. ...Read more
No: Accutane is a form of vitamin A that reduces the amount of oil released by oil glands in the skin, and helps to renew itself more quickly. . Systemic antibiotics decrease P. acnes colonization and have intrinsic anti-inflammatory effects to treat acne separate from the action of Accutane. Doxycycline or erythromycin are the common antibiotics that are used not ampicillin ...Read more