The group of antibiotics includes such medicine as Ampicillin. Instruction for use will explain you when you should use this drug.
What is Ampicillin?
Ampicillin is a semi-synthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic, belonging to the group of penicillins. It has a strong anti-microbial effect, destroys bacteria and prevents the formation of peptide bonds and active against a wide range of gram-positive and gram-negative microorganisms. The active substance is ampicillin trihydrate.
Indications for use
This antibiotic is prescribed to the patients with such infectious diseases:
- respiratory system: pneumonia, bronchitis, angina, larynghitis, pleurisy and bronchopneumonia;
- digestive system: intestinal infections, salmonella;
- urinary and biliary tract: cholecystitis, cholangitis, pyelitis, cystitis and pyelonephritis;
- different gynecological infections
- skin and soft tissue infections.
The drug is useful for the treatment of peritonitis, sepsis and meningitis, gonorrhoea and other diseases.
Don’t take the treatment if you have hypersensitivity and intolerance to the drug components (including intolerance to the other penicillins, carbapenems and cephalosporins).
This medicine is contraindicated to the patients with liver failure, gastrointestinal illnesses, infectious mononucleosis and leukemia, during the lactation and to the children under 1 month.
The drug should be taken with caution if you suffer from: bronchial asthma, hay fever and other allergic diseases, renal failure and bleeding.
If you’re pregnant, take the drug cautiously and don’t exceed the dosage prescribed by the doctor.
When you take antibiotics, eat more diary products containing lactobacteria. On the store shelves, you can also find muesli, chocolate, different juices and nutritional supplements with probiotics. They will help you to restore the intestinal microflora. Take care of your health and be happy.