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Doctor insights on: Ampicillin Principen

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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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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

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Can you take 5htp and ampicillin together?

Yes you can: Yes you can if prescribed by your doctor to treat infection by a susceptible organism/bacteria.There is no drug interaction. ...Read more

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How many days to take ampicillin for pneumonia?

How many days to take ampicillin for pneumonia?

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

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I just took my second dose of ampicillin is it normal to still feel nauseous?

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

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Is it ok to empty ampicillin from its capsule, and take it dissolved in water?

Is it ok to empty ampicillin from its capsule, and take it dissolved in water?

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

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Is amoxicillin and ampicillin the same?

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

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Omnipen (Definition)

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