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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 recently had a tooth pulled and the doctor gave me ampicillin and tylenol (acetaminophen) w/codein....Are these medications safe at 27wks pregnant?
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
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?
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
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?
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
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
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
Let me help: Half life of Ampicillin is 1 hour. ...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
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
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
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
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 more