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Composition for CARBAMOX

Ampicillin(250 mg),Carbocisteine(NA)

food interaction for CARBAMOX

alcohol interaction for CARBAMOX

pregnancy interaction for CARBAMOX

lactation interaction for CARBAMOX

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Carbamox capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. 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


Carbocisteine is used along with other medications as adjunctive therapy to treat conditions of the respiratory tract which causes difficulty in breathing, including chronic obstructive airways disease.

How it works

Carbocisteine belongs to a class of medicines called mucolytics. It works by breaking down the mucus that is produced in the lungs. This helps to make the mucus less thick and sticky, so it is easier to cough up.

Common side effects

Facial swelling, Allergic reaction, Shortness of breath, Rash, Wheezing


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Expert advice for CARBAMOX

  • 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 CARBAMOX


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 carbocisteine good for cough?
Yes, carbocisteine is used to treat cough.
Q. Does carbocisteine cause diarrhea?
No, carbocisteine is not known to cause diarrhea
Q. Does carbocisteine contain penicillin?
No, carbocisteine does not contain penicillin. 
Q. Is carbocisteine an antibiotic?
No, carbocisteine is not an antibiotic.


Content on this page was last updated on 30 July, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)