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Ampicillin

Also known as Unasyn, Penbritin, Rimacillin, Vidopen, Ampitrin, Polyflex, Polycillin, Omnipen, Amficot, and Marcillin

Ampicillin is a beta-lactam antibiotic that is part of the aminopenicillin family and is roughly equivalent to its successor, amoxicillin in terms of spectrum and level of activity. It can sometimes result in reactions that range in severity from a rash (in the case of patients that may unwittingly have mononucleosis) to potentially lethal allergic reactions such as anaphylaxis. However, as with other penicillin drugs, it is relatively non-toxic and adverse effects of a serious nature are encountered only rarely.

Source: Wikipedia

DEA Class 4 meaning a low potential for abuse and low risk of dependence.

Estimated Total Cost: $10.26 for an average of 7 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed ampicillin to treat uterine contractions, sepsis, pain during pregnancy, and meningitis.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take ampicillin if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions

Significant Interactions

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