Patients with infectious mononucleosis and hypersensitivity Infections caused by penicillinase-producing organism Mechanism of Action
- Ampicillin is in the penicillin group of beta-lactam antibiotics and is part of the aminopenicillin family.
- It is roughly equivalent to amoxicillin in terms of activity
The recommended dose is 0.5 to 3 gm every 6 hours Side Effects
Severe allergic reactions such as rash, headache, fever and hives Nausea, soreness of the tongue, inflammation in the mouth, oral candidiasis, vomiting, enterocolitis, pseudomembranous colitis and diarrhea Anaphylactic shock, redness of skin, skin inflammation, hives and inflammation of blood vessels Jaundice, moderate elevation of SGOT and liver inflammation Anemia and blood disorder Tooth discoloration Warnings/Precautions
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver disease, any allergy, asthma, blood disease, intestinal inflammation, stomach problems, hay fever, who are taking other medications, children, who are taking birth control pills, during pregnancy and breastfeeding It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication Take full course of treatment Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may cause secondary infection