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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

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Dr. Marc Basson
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Escherichia Coli (Definition)

Escherichia coli is a type of bacteria that normally lives in the intestines of humans and animals. Most forms of the bacteria are harmless, but some strains may cause severe abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea, and vomiting. Most cases of infection are caused by contaminated raw vegetables ...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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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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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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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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Omnipen (Definition)

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