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Dr. Corey Clay
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Principen (Definition)

Principen is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...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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What is the antibiotic ampicillin for?

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

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Omnipen (Definition)

Omnipen is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more