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