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Composition for VERSATILLIN

Ampicillin(500 mg)

food interaction for VERSATILLIN

alcohol interaction for VERSATILLIN

pregnancy interaction for VERSATILLIN

lactation interaction for VERSATILLIN

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


Versatillin 500mg capsule 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).Versatillin 500mg capsule belongs to a group of antibiotics called penicillin antibiotics. Versatillin 500mg capsule 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


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Expert advice for VERSATILLIN

  • 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 VERSATILLIN


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.


Content on this page was last updated on 30 July, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)