Ampicillin 500mg Capsules
These capsules contain the active ingredient, ampicillin (as trihydrate). Ampicillin belongs to a group of antibiotics called penicillins. It is used to kill bacteria which cause infections in your body.
Ampicillin Capsules are used to treat bacterial infections including infections of the ear and throat, respiratory tract (e.g. lungs and chest), urinary tract (e.g. kidneys and bladder), heart, brain, blood (septicaemia), abdomen (peritonitis), gonorrhoea, gastrointestinal tract, skin and soft tissues as well as typhoid (enteric fever) and gynaecological infections. It may also be used following surgery to prevent infection or for other infections determined by your doctor.
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Therapeutic Indications for Ampicillin 500mg Capsules
Parenteral usage is indicated where oral dosage is inappropriate. Ampicillin is a broad-spectrum antibacterial indicated for treatment of commonly occurring bacterial infections where a sensitive organism is suspected or proven.
Lower respiratory tract – acute and chronic bronchitis, lobar and bronchopneumonia.
Upper respiratory tract – bacterial pharyngitis, otitis media, chronic bronchial sepsis.
Genito- urinary tract – acute cystitis, pyelonephritis for sensitive infections, gonorrhoea (in combination with probenecid.) and gynaecological infections.
Other – skin and soft tissue infections, dental abscess (as an adjunct to surgical management), enteric fever, intra-abdominal sepsis, peritonitis and septicaemia (in combination with an aminoglycoside or metronidazole).
Other infections including, endocarditis and meningitis.
Ampicillin is inactivated by penicillinases including those produced by Staphylococcus aureus and gram-negative bacteria such as E.coli.