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Ampilox 250mg/250mg Captab


Overview

Uses of Ampilox Captab

Ampilox Captab side effects

Common
  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Allergic reaction
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

How to use Ampilox Captab

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Ampilox 250mg/250mg Captab is to be taken empty stomach.
Take it preferably half to one hour before food.

How Ampilox Captab works

Ampilox 250mg/250mg Captab is a combination of two antibiotics: Ampicillin and Dicloxacillin. These antibiotics work by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria. Together, they treat your infection effectively.

Ampilox Captab related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Ampilox 250mg/250mg Captab is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Ampilox 250mg/250mg Captab is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
It is not known whether Ampilox 250mg/250mg Captab alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Ampilox 250mg/250mg Captab should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ampilox 250mg/250mg Captab may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Ampilox 250mg/250mg Captab in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed this combination medicine to treat bacterial infections.
  • 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 Ampilox 250mg/250mg Captab may help. Talk to your doctor if you notice bloody stools or develop abdominal cramps.
  • Take it with food and plenty of fluids to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Stop taking Ampilox 250mg/250mg Captab and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Ampilox

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My baby is having stomach problem. Frequent loose motion
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Please consult Dr. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. may ask you for lab test on blood urine stool etc if necessary. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatmentdiarrhea can be caused by: inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) bacterial infections viral infections parasites malnutrition improper food preparation poor hygieneMake sure your child drinks plenty of fluids. Do not feed them foods that seem to trigger diarrhea. Wash your hands often ? especially after each diaper change ? to avoid spreading bacteria in the home.t?s important to follow the doctor?s advice carefully. Avoid giving your child foods or liquids that trigger diarrhea. Stick with bland foods instead (such as potatoes, toast, or bananas) until the diarrhea has subsided.
How much dose of ceftriaxone is neccesary for preventing drug resistance in body
Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
Ask A Chemist
it is an antibiotic and is used for treating bacterial infections
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FAQs

Q. How long does Ampilox takes to work?

Usually, Ampilox starts working soon after using it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. Can I stop taking Ampilox when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Ampilox and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. What is Ampilox used for?

Ampilox is used to treat patients with bacterial infections. It is a semi-synthetic derivative of the drug penicillin and is used to treat urinary tract and respiratory tract infections, meningitis, gonorrhea and infections of the stomach or intestine.

Q. Can I take Ampilox if I am allergic to penicillin?

If you have had an allergic reaction to one type of penicillin, you may get allergic to ampicillin or to some cephalosporins, but not necessarily. Make sure you tell your doctor if you are allergic to penicillin.

Q. Which are the medicines which can interact with Ampilox?

It is usually avoided in patients who are already taking methotrexate. Methotrexate is a medicine used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and some forms of cancers. Taking these two medicines together can cause some serious side effects.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Ampilox?

Keep this medicine in the packet or container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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References
  1. Ampicillin trihydrate. Egham, Surrey: Chemidex Pharma Ltd.; 2005 [revised 21 Oct. 2015]. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. ScienceDirect. Dicloxacillin. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Ampicillin trihydrate. Egham, Surrey: Chemidex Pharma Ltd.; 2005 [revised 8 Apr. 2015]. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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