What is Ampicillin?

Category: Prescription Drugs


Ampicillin is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used in the treatment of susceptible bacterial infections and the treatment or prophylaxis of infective endocarditis.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ampicillin

Side effect Patients Percentage
Irritable bowel syndrome 1
Sensitivity to medications 1

Why patients stopped taking Ampicillin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 1
Personal research 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Ampicillin


Stopped taking Ampicillin

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 2
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 1

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ampicillin after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Minocycline (Minocin) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Ampicillin

Apr 15, 2011 (Started Nov 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for acne breakout)
  • Side effects
    Mild (yeast infection (candida))
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Taking long term penicillin tends to cause yeast infections in women. A yeast infection threw me into a major MS relapse within a couple of days of noticing it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: yeast infection (candida)

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