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Bacampicillin is used to treat bacterial infections such as tonsillitis, pneumonia (lung infection), bronchitis (inflammation of airway), urinary tract infections, gonorrhea, and infections of the skin.

How it works

Bacampicillin belongs to class of medicines called penicillin antibiotics. Bacampicillin gets converted to ampicillin in the gastrointestinal tract and kills the infection causing bacteria by inhibiting the biosynthesis of cell wall mucopeptides.

Common side effects

Diarrhoea, Rash, Stomach upset, Vomiting


Expert advice

  • Tell your doctor if are being treated for kidney disease, liver disease, asthma, stomach problems, fever or blood disorders.
  • Inform your doctor that you are taking bacampicillin if you are planning to undergo a surgery including dental surgery.
  • Stop taking bacampicillin and seek immediate medical attention if you develop severe allergic reactions: shortness of breath, closing of the throat, rash, swelling of the lips, face, or tongue, rash or fainting.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as bacampicillin may develop tiredness, drowsiness or weakness.
  • Use necessary contraception as bacampicillin may decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills.
  • Do not stop taking bacampicillin even if you feel better as doing so may not clear the infection completely and may lead to resistance.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions


Q. What is bacampicillin used for?
Bacampicillin is used to treat bacterial infections.

Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)