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food interaction for AMPILOX LB

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lactation interaction for AMPILOX LB

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Ampilox lb capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Ampicillin(250 mg)


Ampicillin is used to treat bacterial infections such as lung infections, ear, skin, and urinary tract infections.

How it works

Required for blood to clot (thrombocytopenia), reduced oxygen carrying capacity of blood due to destruction of red blood cells (hemolytic anemia).Ampicillin belongs to a group of antibiotics called penicillin antibiotics. Ampicillin kills a wide range of infection-causing bacteria, It acts by stopping  the bacterial cell wall formation that is essential for bacterial growth and survival, thereby killing the bacteria.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Shortness of breath, Skin rash, Stomach upset, Itching, Urticaria, Vaginal infection, Wheezing, Vomiting, Diarrhoea
Dicloxacillin(250 mg)


Dicloxacillin is used to treat bacterial infections of the bone, ear, skin and soft tissue, urinary tract infections, sinus infection, lung infections upper respiratory tract infection, and infection of bones .

How it works

Dicloxacillin belongs to class of medications called penicillin antibiotics. Dicloxacillin causes bacterial cell death by interfering with formation of the bacterial cell wall.

Common side effects

Nausea, Shortness of breath, Skin rash, Stomach upset, Sunburn, Photosensitivity, Itching, Urticaria, Vaginal infection, Vomiting, Wheezing, Constipation, Diarrhoea
Lactobacillus(60 million spores)


Lactobacillus (Lactobacillus acidophilus, L. bulgaricus, L.casei, L. rhamnosus.)  is used in the following conditions:
  • Prevention and treatment of diarrhea caused by rotavirus infection in children, traveler’s diarrhea in adults and diarrhea associated with hospitalization, antibiotic treatments and cancer chemotherapy.
  • Irritable bowel syndrome, and ulcerative colitis.
  • As a combination with other medications in the treatment of Helicobacter pylori infections that cause stomach ulcers.
  • Infections of vagina caused by bacteria (bacterial vaginosis) or yeast.
  • Prevention and treatment of skin diseases in infants and children who are allergic to cow’s milk.
  • Prevention of lung infections in children aged between 1 to 6 years.
  • Treatment of high cholesterol, sugar intolerance.
  • Boost to immune system.

How it works

Lactobacillus is a family of useful bacteria found naturally in the mouth, intestine and vagina. Products containing lactobacillus are used as ‘probiotics’ that help restore the levels of these good bacteria. It provides health benefits by assisting break down of food and absorption of nutrients; also stimulating the body’s immune response. It also produces substances that suppress or kill harmful bacteria and creates an unfavorable environment for the growth of disease causing bacteria.

Common side effects

Flatulence, Abdominal bloating


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Expert advice for AMPILOX LB

  • 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 AMPILOX LB


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.


Q. Is dicloxacillin a penicillin, tetracycline or a broad spectrum antibiotic?
Dicloxacillin belongs to class of medicines called penicillin antibiotics. Dicloxacillin is not a tetracycline or a broad spectrum antibiotic.

Q. Does it contain sulfa?
 It does not contain sulfa.
Q. Is dicloxacillin used to treat sexually transmitted disease, strep throat, and methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)?
Dicloxacillin can be used to treat strep throat. It is not approved to treat sexually transmitted diseases and is not active against MRSA.
Q. Is dicloxacillin the same as amoxicillin?
Dicloxacillin and amoxicillin belongs to same category of drugs with similar action, dicloxacillin is resistant to beta-lactamase producing organism, while amoxicillin is susceptible to degradation by beta-lactamase producing organism.
Q. Can I take dicloxacillin with Tylenol, Advil, Benadryl, and Tums?
Dicloxacillin can be taken with Tylenol, Benadryl and Tums. Dicloxacillin when taken with Advil (ibuprofen) may increase the effects of either dicloxacillin or ibuprofen.
Q. Does dicloxacillin decrease milk supply?
Generally, dicloxacillin does not decrease milk secretion.

Q. Does dicloxacillin cause heartburn?
 It may cause heartburn.


Q. Is lactobacillus/Lactobacillus acidophilus vegan/ dairy free?
Some products of lactobacillus/Lactobacillus acidophilus contain dairy products and may not be suitable for vegans. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use.
Q. Is lactobacillus good or bad/pathogenic?
Lactobacillus is a group of ‘good’ bacteria that provide several health benefits. It is not among the disease causing (pathogenic) bacteria.
Q. Is lactobacillus and Lactobacillus acidophilus same?
Lactobacillus acidophilus is a species of lactobacillus bacteria. Their role as a probiotic in the maintenance of good health is the same.
Q. Is lactobacillus gram negative?
Lactobacillus is a gram positive bacteria.
Q. Is lactobacillus motile?
Certain species or strains of lactobacillus are motile.
Q. Is Lactobacillus acidophilus good for yeast infections/can I take Lactobacillus acidophilus for yeast infections?
Yes. Lactobacillus has been regarded beneficial in the treatment of yeast infections of the vagina.
Q. Can I take Lactobacillus acidophilus for bad breath?
The benefits of Lactobacillus acidophilus in improving bad breath have not been established.
Q. How long can I take acidophilus for?
The duration of treatment with lactobacillus/Lactobacillus acidophilus depends upon the condition being treated and is decided by the doctor.
Q. Can you take lactobacillus with antibiotics?
Concomitant use of lactobacillus with antibiotics can lower its effectiveness. Products containing lactobacillus should be taken at least 2 hours before or after antibiotics.
Q. Does lactobacillus cause/produce gas?
Yes. Gas and bloating is a side effect of lactobacillus. In most cases these mild side effects subside with continued use.
Q. Does lactobacillus cause UTI?
Lactobacillus is not known to cause urinary tract infections (UTI).
Q. Does Lactobacillus casei contain casein?
Lactobacillus casei is one of the species of lactobacillus and is used a probiotic. Some products of lactobacillus contain dairy products and may contain casein. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use.
Q. Does lactobacillus create CO2/produce alcohol?
Yes. Lactobacillus may produce carbon dioxide gas and alcohol as a part of its normal cellular process (metabolism).
Q. Does Lactobacillus acidophilus need to be refrigerated?
Dairy based Lactobacillus acidophilus products may need refrigeration. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand for instructions.

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Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)