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AMPIKEM 250MG CAPSULE

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MRP: Rs. 17.35 for 1 packet(s) (100 capsules each)
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Composition for AMPIKEM

Ampicillin(250 mg)

food interaction for AMPIKEM

alcohol interaction for AMPIKEM

pregnancy interaction for AMPIKEM

lactation interaction for AMPIKEM

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Ampikem 250mg capsule empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Ampikem 250mg capsule is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for AMPIKEM

Ampicillin(250 mg)

Uses

Ampikem 250mg capsule is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Ampikem 250mg capsule is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Shortness of breath, Skin rash, Stomach upset, Itching, Urticaria, Vaginal infection, Wheezing, Vomiting, Diarrhoea

SUBSTITUTES for AMPIKEM

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  • JP CILIN 250MG CAPSULE
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    Rs. 3.18/capsule
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Expert advice for AMPIKEM

  • Do not take ampicillin with food or milk.
  • Do not start or continue the ampicillin suspension/capsule and consult your doctor if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to ampicillin, penicillin, cephalosporin, any other antibiotic of this class or any other ingredient of suspension/capsule.
  • Do not start or continue the ampicillin suspension/capsule and consult your doctor if you suffer from liver problems ar diabetes.

Frequently asked questions for AMPIKEM

Ampicillin

Q.Is ampicillin/Megapen a prodrug?
No, ampicillin is not a prodrug

Q.Is ampicillin and amoxicillin the same?
Ampicillin and amoxicillin belongs to the same group of penicillin antibiotics, but differ slightly in their uses

Q.Is ampicillin a cephalosporin?
Ampicillin is not a cephalosporin

Q.Is ampicillin light-sensitive?
Yes, ampicillin is light sensitive it should be kept away from sunlight

Q.Can I take ampicillin for strep throat, tooth infection, sore throat, chlamydial and bacterial vaginitis?
Ampicillin can be used to treat strep throat, tooth infection, sore throat, bacterial vaginitis

Q.Does ampicillin cover anaerobes, listeria?
Ampicillin is used for infections caused by anaerobes and listeria. It is not typically used to treat chlamydia

Q.Can I take ampicillin with Advil (ibuprofen), Tylenol (paracetamol) and Benadryl?
Ampicillin can be taken with paracetamol and Benadryl. Ampicillin when taken with ibuprofen may increase the effects of either drug.

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Content on this page was last updated on 14 January, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)