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Ampicillin

Description

Ampicillin is an antibiotic, beta-lactam, that inhibits cell wall synthesis.

Action

antibiotic, beta-lactam, inhibits cell wall synthesis

Indications

Actinomyces sp., Bacillus anthracis, Bacteroides funduliformis, Bifidobacterium sp., biliary tract infections, bone and joint infections, Bordetella pertussis, Borrelia burgdorferi, bronchitis, Brucella sp., Calymmatobacterium granulomatis, cellulitis, Clostridium perfringens, Clostridium sp., Clostridium tetani, Corynebacterium diphtheriae, Corynebacterium xerosis, cystitis, Eikenella corrodens, endocarditis prophylaxis, Enterococcus faecalis, enterocolitis, epiglottitis, Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, Escherichia coli, Eubacterium sp., Gardnerella vaginalis, gastroenteritis, gynecologic infections, Haemophilus influenzae (º-lactamase negative), Helicobacter pylori, infectious arthritis, Lactobacillus sp., Leptospira sp., leptospirosis, Listeria monocytogenes, lower respiratory tract infections, meningitis, Moraxella catarrhalis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Neisseria meningitidis, obstetric infections, osteomyelitis, otitis media, Pasteurella multocida, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), Peptococcus sp., Peptostreptococcus sp., peritonitis, pharyngitis, pneumonia, Propionibacterium sp., Proteus mirabilis, pyelonephritis, Salmonella sp., Salmonella typhi, septicemia, Shigella sp., shigellosis, sinusitis, skin and skin structure infections, Streptococcus agalactiae (group B streptococci), Streptococcus dysgalactiae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes (group A º-hemolytic streptococci), tonsillitis, Treponema pallidum, upper respiratory tract infections, urethritis, urinary tract infection (UTI), Viridans streptococci,

Side Effects

abdominal pain, agranulocytosis, anemia, anorexia, bullous rash, diarrhea, dizziness, elevated hepatic enzymes, eosinophilia, gastritis, headache, hemolysis, interstitial nephritis, leukopenia, maculopapular rash, nausea/vomiting, nephrotic syndrome, neutropenia, platelet dysfunction, prolonged bleeding time, pseudomembranous colitis, renal tubular necrosis, seizures, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, thrombocytopenia, toxic epidermal necrolysis, urticaria,

Drug-Vitamin-Herb Interactions



Positive interactions:

Lactobacillus acidophilus
Probiotics replace normal intestinal bacteria, which may reduce the side effect of diarrhea associated with antibiotics.

Sacchromyces boulardii
Sacchromyces boulardii may prevent antibiotic-related diarrhea.

Vitamin K
Antibiotics may cause vitamin K deficiency by destroying the beneficial bacteria that produce it.

 

 

 

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