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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
75 Doctors shared insights

Principen (Overview)

Principen is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial drug, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Is it bad that I didn't finish taking all the prescribed ampicillin?

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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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
75 Doctors shared insights

Principen (Overview)

Principen is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial drug, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Any ever used ampicillin for acne?

Any ever used ampicillin for acne?

Not effective: Combining antibiotic therapy with the use of benzoyl peroxide decreases the development of antibiotic resistance and improves treatment efficacy. Antibiotics most often used is doxy- or minocycline. Cephalexin has also proved to be less effective than tetracyclines. Read more

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What antibiotic would be most effective for pneumonia-- amoxicillin, ampicillin, or penicillin?

What antibiotic would be most effective for pneumonia-- amoxicillin, ampicillin, or penicillin?

Depends: Pneumonia is an infection of the tissues of the lungs, and can be caused by many different organisms, including viruses, bacteria, atypical organisms, fungi, and even parasites, among others. The antibiotic of choice will depend on the bug and its sensitivity to antibiotics (if at all). Read more

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What to do if I have strep throat and I need to take antibiotics. Would a shot of ampicillin work the same?

What to do if I have strep throat and I need to take antibiotics. Would a shot of ampicillin work the same?

No: A single injection of long acting benzothane penicillin g will effectively treat strep throat.It provides continuous levels of drug in the blood for 10 days. A single shot of Ampicillin would be in and out of your system in less than 24 hrs. You would likely feel better from the acute infection anyway, but the klack of a sustained blood level would leave you at risk of strep complications. 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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Accidently I took a metoprolol 100mg with ampicillin, I have a stomach infection, am I gonna be alright? I mean, with the metoprolol? Any side effect?

Depends: There is no significant interaction between metoprolol and ampicillin. If you usually take metoprolol, it would be unlikely to have any problems. If you don't take metoprolol and this was a one time dose, you may experience low blood pressure and/or low heart rate. The dose is not a toxic dose however you should be observed for several hours for low BP and low hr. Read more

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A patient with an artificial mitral valve and pacemaker leaving the hospital after 82 days, should they received life time treatment t of ampicillin?

No: Long term prophylactic Ampicillin is not needed, but needs to get prophylaxis before specific procedures such as dental work or cystoscopey. 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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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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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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