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Ampicillin 125mg Dry Syrup

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

Introduction

Ampicillin 125mg Dry Syrup is a penicillin-type of antibiotic used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. It is effective in infections of the throat, ear, nasal sinuses, respiratory tract (e.g., pneumonia), urinary tract, skin and soft tissue, and typhoid fever.

Ampicillin 125mg Dry Syrup is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that fights and stops the growth of many types of bacteria. This medicine should be taken on an empty stomach. Use it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you to remember to take it. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the infection returning or worsening. The total duration of treatment and precise dosage will be decided by your doctor, depending on the type of infection that you have and how well you respond to the medication.

Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you are allergic to penicillin or any penicillin-type of medicine. Rash, vomiting, allergic reactions, nausea, and diarrhea may be seen as side effects in some patients. These are temporary and usually resolve quickly. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects persist or if your condition worsens. This medicine is generally regarded as safe to use during pregnancy if used under a doctor’s supervision.

Uses of Ampicillin Dry Syrup

Benefits of Ampicillin Dry Syrup

In Bacterial infections

Ampicillin 125mg Dry Syrup is an antibiotic medicine that works by killing the infection causing bacteria in your body. It is effective for bacterial infections of the throat, ears, urinary tract, skin, soft tissues and typhoid fever. This medicine usually makes you feel better within a few days, but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.

Side effects of Ampicillin Dry Syrup

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Ampicillin

  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Allergic reaction
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

How to use Ampicillin Dry Syrup

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Dissolve the powder in sterile water. Shake well and use. Ampicillin 125mg Dry Syrup is to be taken empty stomach.

How Ampicillin Dry Syrup works

Ampicillin 125mg Dry Syrup is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Ampicillin 125mg Dry Syrup does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ampicillin 125mg Dry Syrup is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ampicillin 125mg Dry Syrup is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Ampicillin 125mg Dry Syrup does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Ampicillin 125mg Dry Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ampicillin 125mg Dry Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Ampicillin 125mg Dry Syrup in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Ampicillin 125mg Dry Syrup is used to treat infections caused by bacteria.
  • Finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Taking probiotics along with Ampicillin 125mg Dry Syrup may help. Talk to your doctor if you notice bloody stools or develop abdominal cramps.
  • Stop taking this medicine and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.

Fact Box

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

Patient Concerns

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What are use mega-cv dry syrup Child are not drinking milk
Dr. Pranav Gupta
Paediatrics
Mega CV is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections
One year old child suffering from cold and normal cough Dr. Advised ampicillin, levolin ,omnacartil, zincet , developed hives pl advise
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Paediatrics
Please consult me or any other Paediatrician. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. At time may ask you relevant investigations if necessary. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatment.Dr need a final diagnosis or provisional diagnosis to suggest you medicine or give opinion. Diagnosis cannot be done without taking in to consideration details of history and findings of clinical examination of patient.
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FAQs

Q. Can Ampicillin 125mg Dry Syrup cause allergic reaction?

Although it is rare but yes, Ampicillin 125mg Dry Syrup can cause allergic reaction and is harmful in patients with known allergy to penicillins. Get emergency medical help if you have any of the signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Q. Can the use of Ampicillin 125mg Dry Syrup cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Ampicillin 125mg Dry Syrup can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic and it kills the harmful bacteria, however, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If diarrhea persists, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. How long does Ampicillin 125mg Dry Syrup takes to work?

Usually, Ampicillin 125mg Dry Syrup starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take around 2-3 days to make you feel better while taking Ampicillin 125mg Dry Syrup.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Ampicillin 125mg Dry Syrup?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Ampicillin 125mg Dry Syrup when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Ampicillin 125mg Dry Syrup and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared.

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