BACAMPICILLIN

COMMON BRAND NAME: Spectrobid

GENERIC NAME: BACAMPICILLIN

 

Description: Antimicrobial action of ampicillin in vivo. It needs to be hydrolysed to ampicillin since it possesses no intrinsic activity.

For treatment of different types of infections, such as tonsillitis, pneumonia, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, gonorrhea, and infections of the skin.

Serious side effects (inform your doctor immediately)

  • allergic reaction (shortness of breath; closing of the throat; hives; swelling of the lips, face, or tongue; rash; or fainting); seizures; severe watery diarrhea and abdominal cramps; or unusual bleeding or bruising.

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take bacampicillin and talk to your doctor if you experience:

  • mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain;
  • white patches on the tongue (thrush/yeast infection);
  • itching or discharge of the vagina (vaginal yeast infection); or
  • black, “hairy” tongue or sore mouth or tongue.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

  • Should only be used when there is a clear need during pregnancy as it may harm an unborn baby. If you are planning to be pregnant or think you may be pregnant, discuss the risks and benefits of use with your doctor.
  • It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Before breast-feeding, consult your physician.

Brands

Also marketed as

  • Penglobe [ AstraZeneca ]

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