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

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ampicillin

Side effect Patients
Irritable bowel syndrome 1
Sensitivity to medications 1
Yeast infection (candida) 1


Based on patients currently taking Ampicillin

Dosage Patients
twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Ampicillin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Personal research 1
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Currently taking Ampicillin

Duration Patients
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Ampicillin

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
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
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 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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