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How Does Ampicillin Affect E Coli
My urine culture showed an e coli resistant to penicillin and ampicillin, why did the doc prescribed me cefixime that is related to penicillin
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
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
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
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
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
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
One oral, one IV: Both are actually the same medicine, but Amoxicillin is the oral form of the medication and Ampicillin is the IV form of the medicine. I have actually also seen a few times oral Ampicillin listed as being available, but usually the oral form that is most stable and palatable is the amoxicillin. ...Read more
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