Bactacin is a combination of ampicillin and sulbactam.
Ampicillin prevents bacterial cell wall synthesis by binding to 1 or more of the penicillin-binding proteins resulting in the inhibition of the final transpeptidation step of peptidoglycan synthesis in the bacterial cell walls.
Sulbactam extends the spectrum of ampicillin activity due to its irreversible inhibition of β-lactamases that are found in penicillin-resistant organisms. It has a limited antibacterial activity to Neisseriaceae.
Use this medication precisely as recommended by your physician. Follow the prescription of your doctor carefully.
Your physician’s medication dose is based on your condition, other medications or food supplements you may take, and your reaction to treatment. To diminish your risks for adverse effects, don’t increase your dosage; take it regularly, or take it as instructed by your physician. Adverse events may still happen even at usual prescription dosages.
If your physician requests you to use this drug consistently, use it regularly to get the most benefits from it. Take it at a fixed time every day to make you remember it better.
Your doctor may need to modify your dosages to ease your symptoms or if you develop adverse reactions.
If you have any inquiries regarding information, ask your physician or pharmacist.