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When is it necessary to take ampicillin or gentamicin instead of amoxicillin?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Depends

Really depends on the type of infection, how sick you are, and what the bug is.

In brief: Depends

Really depends on the type of infection, how sick you are, and what the bug is.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: Serious infections

Both antibiotics are precribed to be effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria when patient has been infected by both so called gram positive = gram negative organisms at same time.
Or when dr is is uncertain about bacteria responsible for an infection whilst awaiting results of culture and sensitivity tests which will reveal causative organism. Superfluous antibiotic is then terminated.

In brief: Serious infections

Both antibiotics are precribed to be effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria when patient has been infected by both so called gram positive = gram negative organisms at same time.
Or when dr is is uncertain about bacteria responsible for an infection whilst awaiting results of culture and sensitivity tests which will reveal causative organism. Superfluous antibiotic is then terminated.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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