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Composition for AMPIROK

Ampicillin(250 mg),Sulbactam(NA)

food interaction for AMPIROK

alcohol interaction for AMPIROK

pregnancy interaction for AMPIROK

lactation interaction for AMPIROK

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Ampirok tablet dt is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown no adverse effect on the fetus, but there is no human studies or animal studies have shown an adverse effect that was not confirmed in human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. 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


Sulbactam is used in combination with other antibiotics for treating certain bacterial infections. It is used to treat intraabdominal, gynecological, skin or soft tissue, and surgal infections, especially those developed in the hospital.

How it works

Sulbactam belongs to group of medicines called betalactamase Inhibitor with very weak action against bacteria.  Beta-lactamase inhibitors are available only in fixed combinations with specific penicillins (beta-lactam antibiotics) such as amoxicillin, ampicillin, piperacillin, and ticarcillin. It works by preventing destruction of beta-lactam antibiotics from chemicals released from bacteria and extends their spectrum of activity.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Jaundice, Abnormal liver function tests, Allergic reaction, Hives, Redness of skin, Ankle swelling, Limb swelling, Difficulty in swalloing, Shortness of breath, Facial swelling, Skin swelling, Tongue swelling, Throat swelling, Injection site bruising, Injection site bleeding, Stomach cramp, Wheezing


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Expert advice for AMPIROK

  • 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 AMPIROK


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 sulbactam a sulfa (sulfonamide) drug?
Sulbactam does not contain sulfa. It is a semisynthetic beta lactamase Inhibitor.
Q. What is sulbactam sodium?
Sulbactam is a beta-lactamase inhibitor used as the sodium salt to increase the antibacterial activity of penicillins.
Q. Is sulbactam safe?
Sulbactam is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.


Content on this page was last updated on 25 December, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)