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Doctor insights on: Ampicillin Medication

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I am 7 days late on my period and I took a pregnancy test and it was negative but I'm on the medication ampicillin. What should I do?

I am 7 days late on my period and I took a pregnancy test and it was negative but I'm on the medication ampicillin.  What should I do?

Can retest in a week: In such a situation, if a normal-looking period doesn't appear in a week, one can do another home pregnancy in 1 week. If still negative then, and if one has no other symptoms, she could call her doctor or just wait a 2-3 weeks to see if the next period comes. ...Read more

Dr. Norman Chideckel
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I recently had a tooth pulled and the doctor gave me ampicillin and tylenol (acetaminophen) w/codein....Are these medications safe at 27wks pregnant?

I recently had a tooth pulled and the doctor gave me ampicillin and tylenol (acetaminophen) w/codein....Are these medications safe at 27wks pregnant?

Medications: Please call your OB regarding the medications you are concerned about. Are you taking Amoxicillin and not ampicillin? Amoxicillin is a safe drug during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is ampicillin a good drug to treat enterococcus faecallis in the semen?

Yes: Enterococcus faecalis: one of the most common bacteria found in chronic bacterial prostatitis and semen cultures. May be associated with recurrent UTIs or asymptomatic, yet have an adverse effect on semen parameters. Ampicillin or Amoxicillin are the drugs of first choice but do not penetrate the prostate as well as fluoroquinolones and TMP-SMX which may be alternatives depending on culture result ...Read more

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Urinalysis shows enterococcus susceptible to ampicillin and nitrofurantoin. I took both and they didn't work! Move on to other drugs listed on report?

Urinalysis shows enterococcus susceptible to ampicillin and nitrofurantoin. I took both and they didn't work! Move on to other drugs listed on report?

Persistent UTI: This depends on what "didn't work" means. Typical UTI symptoms? Abnormal urinalysis? Continued positive culture for enterococcus? Persistent infection despite antibiotics sometimes means things like kidney stones or other urinary tract problems. Discuss with the doctor treating you. If s/he doesn't seem up to speed, ask for referral to an infectious diseases specialist. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am pregnant and due anytime now.I have been talking amoxicillin and ampicillin.will these show positive for cocaine when they do a drug test on baby?

I am pregnant and due anytime now.I have been talking amoxicillin and ampicillin.will these show positive for cocaine when they do a drug test on baby?

No: No. Amoxicillin and Ampicillin are 'penicillin' type antibiotics and does not contain cocaine. Therefore, if you have not used cocaine then there should be no cocaine in your baby's system to produce a positive 'cocaine' test. ...Read more

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Who should not take ampicillin?

Ampicillin: Contraindiations: "Hypersensitivity to penicillins, cephalosporins or imipenem. Oral form not used to treat severe pneumonia, empyema, bacteremia, pericarditis, meningitis, and purulent or septic arthritis during acute stage." See: http://www.drugs.com/ppa/ampicillin.html ...Read more

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How much ampicillin is too much?

Ampicillin : Dosage depends on what you are treating and the age of the patient. So it is difficult to answer your question. To much is more than what is recommended by your physician. Take care! ...Read more

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Is it bad that I didn't finish taking all the prescribed ampicillin?

Perhaps: Stooping a course of antibiotics before the prescribd time may result is recurrence of the infectin. This is also a common cause of bacterial resistance. People often stop antibiotics when they feel better but relapse. ...Read more

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0.5 g of ampicillin dosage available is 250 mg capsules how will i give?

Two tablets: 0.5 grams is 500 milligrams, so if the prescribed dose is 0.5 grams, 2 250 milligram capsules will get you there. ...Read more

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I've been prescribed ampicillin, and i'm apprehensive to take it. What should I do?

I've been prescribed ampicillin, and i'm apprehensive to take it. What should I do?

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

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How long does Ampicillin stay in your system/how long does it continue working after you stop taking it?

Only a few hours: Ampicillin is rapidly excreted in the urine and should be gone within 6-8 hours. It's bacteria killing effects may last a little longer, but no more than a day or so. ...Read more

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What is the antibiotic ampicillin for?

Ampicillin: It is used to treat many different types of infection due to certain bacteria. ...Read more

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If allergic to pcn are you allergic to ampicillin?

Yes: If you had an allergic reaction to penicillin it is likely you will have the same reaction if you take ampicillin. ...Read more

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What are effects of ampicillin for acne?

What are effects of ampicillin for acne?

May help: Other antibiotics, especially the tetracycline family, are better choices for several reasons. Don't ever use an antibiotic as sole therapy for acne. ...Read more

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What are the effects of ampicillin for acne?

What are the effects of ampicillin for acne?

It works if indicate: We do not use Ampicillin these days as it has to be taken 4 times a day.So we use Amoxicillin which can be taken only twice a day.It takes three weeks to see positive effect, and three months to see full effect.But long term use can cause bacterial resistance.It should be used with local therapy with benzyl peroxide and retinoids locally, and can be followed with topical antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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