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Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
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My urine culture showed an e coli resistant to penicillin and ampicillin, why did the doc prescribed me cefixime that is related to penicillin

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
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My urine culture showed an e coli resistant to penicillin and ampicillin, why did the doc prescribed me cefixime that is related to penicillin

Different class: Cefixime is related, but a different class and generation; it was specifically created to kill things like e coli resistant to the original penicillin and ampicillin. ...Read more

Dr. Marc Basson
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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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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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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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What are the differences between penicillin and ampicillin?

Penicillins: Ampicillin belongs to the penicillin group of beta-lactam antibiotics. ...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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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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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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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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Is ampicillin safe for a 14 yr old?

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

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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

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Does ampicillin improve Accutane results?

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

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Is ampicillin safe to take while pregnant?

Yes: Penicillin and cephalosporin antibiotics are generally considered safe to take while pregnant. ...Read more

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Which one is better ampicillin or amoxicillin?

Which one is better ampicillin or amoxicillin?

Neither: Ampicillin and Amoxicillin have an identical bacterial spectrum of activity. Amoxicillin is absorbed better than Ampicillin when they are given by mouth. Ampicillin can be given in higher doses IV while Amoxicillin can only be given orally. ...Read more

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What's the difference between amoxicillin and ampicillin?

What's the difference between amoxicillin and ampicillin?

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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Can I take ampicillin and ciprofloxacin at the same time?

Can I take ampicillin and ciprofloxacin at the same time?

Should not be!: One kills rapidly growing bacteria (amox), the other slows growth (cipro). In either case, risk of resistance increases, as does risk for antibiotic colitis, which is a potentially lethal infection. ...Read more

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Is it good to take ampicillin and dicloxacillin directly to a deep wound?

Unlikely: Open wounds need cleaning and debridement.
Some need systemic antibiotics, but local, or topical are uncommonly needed. ...Read more

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