Ampicillin is a time-tested reliable medication active for treating certain types of infections caused by bacteria. This medication belongs to the group of penicillinantibiotics. Penicillin was discovered more than a half of century ago, in 1929, by Alexander Fleming. Penicillin is in the basis of this drug class. These medications are characterized by the possibility to kill bacteria and keep them from recovery and spreading. It should be said that Ampicillin and other antibiotics are active against wide variety of bacteria, among which gram+ pathogen (pneumococci, staphylococci, and streptococci), certain spirochetes and fungi, and some strains (like meningococci).
Being taken before eating on an empty stomach, Ampicillin should not be crushed. Take the pill as a whole. When you buy Ampicillin and other drugs of this group, read carefully Patients Information Leaflet and find out more specific information about the drug, how to take it, when you should take it, which side effects the medication has and what contra indications you may experience while taking Ampicillin.
Ampicillin should be taken in full accordance with directions for using given by your doctor. Do not give the medication to other people and buy Ampicillin only for personal using. Remember, this drug can be dangerous for other humans, even if they have the same symptoms and, probably, diagnosis. Every certain case of infection should be treated according to the personal treatment plan, worked out by a healthcare provider. Besides, nowadays we can often meet patients with diagnose, that seems to be treated with Ampicillin, but the medication is of no use for these people. Why does it happen? The reason is so-called “multidrug resistance” — a phenomenon that takes place when a patient stops taking an antibiotic drug as soon as (s)he feels better. This decision is a great mistake. When a person feels better, infection-producing bacteria are still alive and mutate when the body doesn’t get an antibacterial drug. The mutated forms of the bacteria are not susceptive to the effect of medication, which isn’t useful even taken after a pause. That is why it is strictly advised to take the drug exactly as it is directed.
Do not buy Ampicillin if you know for sure that you have an allergy for it or any of its components. If you notice any sign of allergic reaction, tell your doctor as soon as possible and find a way to cope with this problem. The most commonly complained on is nettle rush. In some cases the problem occurs soon after the intake of Ampicillin and disappears soon after the discontinuation of drug. In other cases nettle rush exists even after recovery and may turn into chronic form. Such a persistent form of nettle rush should be treated separately with a professional’s help. Ampicillin is also contraindicated if you have any type of kidney or liver problems, heart disease and any allergies (including food allergy). Tell your doctor if you take other medications to avoid interaction of the drugs and its negative consequences.
Store the medication exactly as it is directed in the patients information leaflet. If you have any concerns about the drug and its effect, ask your doctor and get additional information.