Treats infections. Belongs to a group of drugs called penicillin antibiotics.
Store the capsules or tablets in a tightly closed container at room temperature away from heat, moisture, and light.
Store the oral liquid in the refrigerator.
Throw away any medicine that is left after 14 days.
Do not freeze.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.
APPEARANCE: Capsule, Liquid, Tablet.
Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often.
It is important that you keep taking the medicine for as long as your doctor tells you, even if you feel better.
Shake the oral liquid before each use.
Take the medicine on an empty stomach, 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals with a full glass of water.
Measure your medicine with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup.
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Rash, hives, or blistering or peeling skin
Swelling of the face, throat, or lips
Wheezing or trouble breathing
Severe diarrhea (watery, possibly with blood)
You should not use ampicillin if you have had an allergic reaction to any type of penicillin.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
Take the rest of the doses for that day at regularly spaced times.
You should not use two doses at the same time.
If you have severe diarrhea, check with your doctor before taking any medicine to stop the diarrhea.
Make sure your doctor knows if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any cephalosporin antibiotic such as Keflex® or Ceclor® before you take ampicillin.
If your symptoms do not improve in a few days or become worse, call your doctor.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking ampicillin.
Make sure your doctor knows if you have mononucleosis ("mono"), stomach or intestinal disease, asthma, liver disease, hay fever, or other allergies before you take this medicine.
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is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions
or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular
drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional
should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or
discontinuing any course of treatment.