What is Ampicillin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Tetralogy of Fallot 2 0
Acne 1 1
Acne breakout 1 1
Bacterial meningitis 1 0
Urinary tract infection 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

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

Duration

Stopped taking Ampicillin

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 2
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
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
    Always
  • 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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