What is Ampicillin (Ampisyn) and what are its uses ?
How does Ampicillin (Ampisyn) Works (Mechanism) ?
Dosage: How should you take Ampicillin (Ampisyn) ?
Possible food and drug Interactions when taking Ampicillin
Ampicillin Side effects
Ampicillin is a penicillin antibiotic used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. AMPICILLIN may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
Ampicillin's mode of action is very similar to Penicillin and it works by stopping the bacteria from growing. This is achieved by impairing the bacteria's ability to form bonds and thereby pulling down their cell walls. The holes that appear in the cell walls allow the body's immune system to take over and fight off the bacteria. Ampicillin has received FDA approval for its action of mechanism.
Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine on an empty stomach, at least 30 minutes before or 2 hours after food. Do not take with food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Take all of your medicine as directed even if you think you are better. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine early.
If ampicillin is taken with certain other drugs the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining ampicillin with any of the following:
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue, breathing problems,
dark urine, fever, pain or difficulty passing urine, pain when swallowing, redness, blistering,
peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth, seizures, unusual bleeding, bruising
unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
diarrhea, dizziness, headache, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, sore mouth, tongue, stomach upset
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.