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Binotal Ampicilina 500mg
I have been prescribed Ampicillin 500mg. Can I safely take this with a prolonged QT? Will it cause further QT prolongation?
Will not prolong: There is no evidence suggesting that ampicillin prolongs the QT interval. ...Read more
Self prescribing: A tooth infection will not go away on it's own even if you take antibiotics. The cause of the infection needs to be determined and treated appropriately. Most patients who self prescribe end up with more serious problems. Can you take it (if you are not allergic to it?) We can't stop you but it's not a good idea. Call a dentist who can discuss it with you over the phone and advise you what to do. ...Read more
Taking Amoxicillin 500mg twice a day for Strep. Also taking 250mg Ampicillin to keep away GBS UTIs during pregnancy. Will one decrease other's work?
Same: They are almost the same. Stop the ampicillin. Do not take these meds without a clear indication. Prolonged or frequent exposure can cause C. Diff. Which is very serious. ...Read more
I am a 77 yr old man with badly inflamed urethra with no stones or scar tissue that is resistant to both AMPICILLIN 500mg & DOXYCLINE 100mg Lota pain.
See Urologist: After 2 courses of antibiotics, is likely that your problem is not bacterial. Viral or fungal etiologies come to mind, and both have slightly different clinical presentations. Would recommend seeing a urologist if your PCP's care has not helped. There are treatments available once a proper diagnosis has been made. ...Read more
15 weeks pg Was taking 250mg Ampicillin every 6 hrs for Strep throat for 2 days. Now switch to 500mg Amoxicillin 2x/day. Took Amp at 1:30 when to take?
Doesn't matter: You can start the amoxicillin whenever you wish. These are extremely safe drugs: you could take ten times as much of either one, or both of them, without harm to you or your baby. Don't worry about it. Best wishes for quick success in treating your infection and for a healthy pregnancy and baby. ...Read more
Is it safe to take ampicillin as an antibiotic if you notice you pee a lot and have a strong vaginal odor 2× a day 500mg for 7 days if pregnant 14week?
Should not...: If you have not being diagnosed and prescribed the antibiotic by your doctor or any other medical provider please do not take it without an evaluation especially if you are pregnant. There are vaginal infections that can be treated with different medications depending on what it is. You should not self prescribe especially if you are pregnant. ...Read more
Have been taking 500mg ampicillin daily for skin/acne. Okay to now take 1000mg daily to treat strep throat? Should I switch antibiotics?
Yes/No: I'll answer second question first - strep throat is still 100% sensitive to Ampicillin/Penicillin/Amoxicillin, so there is no need to switch antibiotics. But yes, you do need to increase the dose. 1000mg per day would be fine, but it must be divided into four 250mg doses to be effective at eradicating the strep. Just taking 500mg twice a day or 1000mg once a day is not going to cut the cake.... ...Read more
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
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 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
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