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Ampi Syrup

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Your Child’s Medicine At a Glance

Ampi Syrup is an antibiotic medicine with versatile actions. It can treat a multitude of bacterial infections including those of the ears, eyes, nose, tonsils, tooth, throat, lungs, skin, bone, heart, gastrointestinal tract, and urinary tract. It may also be prescribed to treat typhoid fever in children.

Ampi Syrup works best on an empty stomach, so try to give it to your child ½ - 1 hour before they eat. However, give it with food if it upsets your child’s stomach. It is generally given three times a day. Stick to the dose, time, and way prescribed by the doctor as these depend on the severity of the infection, its type, and your child’s body weight and age. If your child vomits within 30 minutes of taking the medicine, repeat the dose when your child feels better. However, do not double the dose if it is the time for the next dose.

Ampi Syrup can cause some minor and temporary side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and mild skin rash. These side effects should ideally subside on their own. But, in case these side effects persist or become bothersome for your child, report to the doctor without a delay.

Tell your child’s doctor if your child has had any previous episode of allergy, heart problem, blood disorder, birth defects, airway obstruction, lung anomaly, gastrointestinal problem, skin disorder, and kidney malfunction. Knowledge of your child’s medical history will help the dose make dose alterations and plan your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of Ampi Syrup in Children

Benefits of Ampi Syrup for your child

In Treatment of Bacterial infections

Ampi Syrup is a medicine given to children for the treatment of a wide range of bacterial infections. These infections may include otitis media (ear infection), sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsillitis (infection of tonsils), dental abscess (tooth infection), pneumonia (lung infection), cellulitis (skin infection), and urinary tract infection. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria. Additionally, Ampi Syrup may also be given as a preventive antibiotic before certain surgical procedures.

Usually, children start to feel better within 2-3 days of regular dosing. Make sure to finish the recommended course of the medicine as stopping the medicine abruptly may lead to ineffective treatment or worsen your child’s condition.

In Treatment of Typhoid fever

Typhoid fever is an infection of the gastrointestinal tract that spreads through contaminated food and water. Symptoms of such infection include high fever, headache, stomach pain, weakness, vomiting, and loose stools. Ampi Syrup is given to eradicate Salmonella typhi bacteria which is responsible for causing typhoid in children. Keep giving Ampi Syrup to your child as prescribed for it to be effective, even if the symptoms seem to disappear.

Side effects of Ampi Syrup in Children

Ampi Syrup does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-

Common side effects of Ampi

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headache
  • Allergy

How can I give Ampi Syrup to my child?

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Ampi Syrup is to be taken empty stomach.

How Ampi Syrup works

Ampi Syrup is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is essential for the survival of the bacteria. By doing so, this medicine kills the infection-causing bacteria and prevents the infection from spreading without making them resistant to further treatment.

Safety Advice

Kidney
CAUTION
Ampi Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ampi Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ampi Syrup is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Ampi Syrup is recommended.

What if I forget to give Ampi Syrup to my child?

Unless your child’s doctor has advised a specific regime for your child, you can give the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it’s almost time for the next dose. Do not give a double dose to catch up and follow the prescribed dosing schedule.

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Quick Tips

  • Complete the entire course of antibiotics without stopping the medicine in between. Doing so may cause the bacteria to multiply again, become resistant, or cause another infection.
  • Make sure your child drinks plenty of water if they develop diarrhea as a side effect.
  • Conditions like common cold and flu are caused by viruses. Never use this medicine for such conditions.
  • Give Ampi Syrup to your child only for their current infection. Avoid storing the medicine for future use as it is impossible to judge whether the same medicine would work for any future illnesses.
  • Stop this medicine and immediately report to your child’s doctor in case your child develops an itchy rash, facial swelling, or breathing difficulties while taking this medicine.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Aminopenicillins {Penicillins}
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES

Patient Concerns

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My child verry high cough and fever in cold sesion try to much doctor but result is no . It's will be countiue cough and fever it's good to be only antiboitic
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
Antibiotics are required if bacterial infections. Consult child specialist
Scar on face due to bacterial infections
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Pic is not clear, plz visit for proper opinion
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FAQs

Q. Can I give Ampi Syrup to my child repeatedly for a long time?

Giving your child Ampi Syrup for a long term can cause fungal infection (oral thrush) in the mouth and severe gastrointestinal infections (superinfections). Therefore, do not alter the dose and duration on your own and give Ampi Syrup to your child exactly as prescribed. Additionally, irregular treatment, repeated use, and misuse of Ampi Syrup can make the bacteria resistant.

Q. Are there any possible serious side effects of Ampi Syrup?

Although rare, Ampi Syrup may cause some serious side effects such as skin rash, allergy, superinfection, bleeding problems, seizures, and blood cell abnormalities. If your child experiences any such symptoms, consult the doctor at the earliest.

Q. What other medicines should not be given along with Ampi Syrup?

Avoid giving Ampi Syrup along with medicines like aminoglycosides (such as amikacin, gentamicin, streptomycin) and anticoagulants or blood-thinners (such as warfarin). Before you start giving Ampi Syrup to your child, let your child’s doctor know if your child is taking any of the above-mentioned medicines.

Q. Can I vaccinate my child while he is taking Ampi Syrup?

Inform the doctor if your child is taking Ampi Syrup at the time of vaccinations like BCG, cholera, and typhoid as Ampi Syrup can neutralize the effect of these vaccines.

Q. The mucus coming out of my child’s nose is yellow-green. Is it a sign of a bacterial infection?

In the common cold, the mucus changes its color and thickens up with time, but this does not mean that your child needs antibiotics. Common cold symptoms often last for 7-10 days. In case they fail to clear up within this duration, reach out to your child’s doctor for guidance.

Q. Is Ampi Syrup safe for children suffering from infectious mononucleosis?

No, do not give this medicine to your child in this case as a high percentage of children with infectious mononucleosis develop a skin rash (erythematous rash) while taking Ampi Syrup.

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