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GERCILLIN 500MG CAPSULE

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Composition for GERCILLIN

Ampicillin(500 mg)

food interaction for GERCILLIN

alcohol interaction for GERCILLIN

pregnancy interaction for GERCILLIN

lactation interaction for GERCILLIN

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Gercillin 500mg capsule empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Gercillin 500mg 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 GERCILLIN

Ampicillin(500 mg)

Uses

Gercillin 500mg capsule is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Gercillin 500mg 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

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Expert advice for GERCILLIN

  • 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 GERCILLIN

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 21 October, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)