Ampicillin is an antibiotic and treats infection. Finish taking all of your medication. Even if you feel better, do not stop taking medication unless your doctor tells you to stop.
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Uses of Ampicillin
Ampicillin is used in the treatment of:
- Bites, Human
- Dysentery, Bacillary
- Escherichia coli Infections
- Haemophilus Infections
- Klebsiella Infections
- Meningitis, Bacterial
- Meningococcal Infections
- Pneumococcal Infections
- Pregnancy Complications, Infectious
- Respiratory Tract Infections
- Salmonella Infections
- Skin Diseases, Bacterial
- Soft Tissue Infections
- Staphylococcal Infections
- Surgical Wound Infection
- Urinary Tract Infections
Ampicillin is used in the prevention of:
- Endocarditis, Bacterial
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Ampicillin Brand Names
Ampicillin Drug Class
Ampicillin is part of the drug class:
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:
- AMPICILLIN/ETHINYL ESTRADIOL
- AMPICILLIN/ETHYNODIOL DIACETATE
This is not a complete list of Ampicillindrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Ampicillin and Pregnancy
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.
Ampicillin falls into category B:
There are no well-done studies that have been done in humans with Ampicillin. But in animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication, and the babies did not show any medical issues related to this medication.
In animal studies, pregnant animals were given Ampicillin, and some babies had problems. But in human studies, pregnant women were given this medication and their babies did not have any problems related to this medication.
Take ampicillin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.
The Ampicillin dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):
- the condition being treated
- other medical conditions you have
- other medications you are taking
- how you respond to this medication
- your weight
- your height
- your age
- your gender
Ampicillin is available in the following doses:
- Ampicillin 1 G Injectable Powder For Injection
- Ampicillin 10 G Injectable Powder For Injection
- Ampicillin 125 Mg Injectable Powder For Injection
- Ampicillin 125 Mg/5 Ml Oral Powder For Reconstitution
- Ampicillin 2 G Injectable Powder For Injection
- Ampicillin 250 Mg Injectable Powder For Injection
- Ampicillin 250 Mg Oral Capsule
- Ampicillin 250 Mg/5 Ml Oral Powder For Reconstitution
- Ampicillin 500 Mg Injectable Powder For Injection
- Ampicillin 500 Mg Oral Capsule
- Ampicillin Compounding Powder
Forms of Medication
Ampicillin is available in the following forms:
- Injectable Solution
- Oral Capsule
- Oral Solution
- Oral Suspension
- Oral Tablet
- Prefilled Syringe