Generic Ampicillin
Generic Ampicillin
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    Ranbaxy Laboratories
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    25 days
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  • Strength: 250 mg

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    $ 0.56

Generic Ampicillin - An Antibiotic Remedy for Bacterial Infections


Generic Ampicillin is the medication used for the treatment of bacterial infections triggered within your body. It is one of the classes of beta-lactam penicillin antibiotics. It is used to deal with various sorts of bacterial infections, for example bronchitis, tonsillitis, pneumonia, infections of the intestines, salmonella (meals poisoning), urinary tract infections, nose infections, and gonorrhea.

It is also used in therapy for meningitis (swollen membranes of the spinal-cord or brain), only under a doctor’s supervision. It is the most favored drug, all over the world, for the treatment of microbial infections. Generic Ampicillin is found to be useful for dealing with gram positive as well as gram negative germs.

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Action Mechanism

Time it takes to start working: Although it takes around 5 to 7 days to observe any positive effects, the process starts immediately upon ingestion.

This medicine operates by infiltrating the walls on the infecting bacteria through the amino group. It damages the outer membrane of the infecting bacteria as well as kills it. Therefore, this medication is referred to as bactericidal by nature. Generic Ampicillin makes its way into the bacteria after which it inhibits the molecule transpeptidase. Bacteria require transpeptidase for that formation of cellular walls. As the transpeptidase molecule production is restricted by this antibiotic medication, bacteria cannot create the cell walls by multiplication and therefore, growth and development of new bacterial hives is retarded. Cell lyses associated with bacteria occurs and also the growth of the germs is totally stopped. Generic Ampicillin also stops the provision of essential nutrients to the bacteria that are essential for its growth. This way the actual reproduction of the germs is stopped mainly and then it eliminates the bacterial hives by killing all of them. It gives assured relief from the microbial infection within 5 - 7 days.


  • The standard recommended potency suggested for people with average health is 250 mg; which is usually administered 4 times a day.
  • For children the medicine must be taken as prescribed by the doctor; the suggestion is usually 100 to 150 mg, scheduled for 3 times a day.
  • The dosage of the medicine can be increased to maximum 500 mg given thrice in 24 hours. However, such alteration would depend on the bacterial infection and need of the individual.
  • If the infection caused by bacteria is associated with throat, nose or hearing issues then the dosage is often set 200mg to 400mg prescribed to be taken 4 times in a day – if the founds it to be suitable. If infection is a severe microbe infection then potency can be increased to 500 mg, suggested 4 times daily.
  • In case of intestinal bacterial infection 250 mg to 400 mg is standard dose taken 3 times a day.
  • 500 mg of generic Ampicillin is suggested to be consumed thrice everyday if the patient is affected with STDs like gonorrhoea, etc. People with meningitis are often suggested 250 mg twice daily.
  • The medicine should be imbibed using a full cup of water. The pill should not be broken, crushed or chewed before imbibing.

NOTE: Generic Ampicillin is a practical medication and should be strictly administered as instructed by your doctor. Taking increased dosage of the drug may increase chances of side effects such as muscles tremor, discomfort, twitching, convulsion, perplexity, weakness and numbness of toes or limbs. Missing doses of the medicine can lead to reoccurrence of the infection.


  • It is better to take generic Ampicillin according to instructions provided by the GP.
  • People with renal issues should inform their doctor about the underlying medical condition, as the medicine is recorded to get deposited in renal system. This may possibly need some adjustment with the dosage.
  • Individuals affected with Pfeiffer s disease or any digestive tract issues should inform their health advisor beforehand about such irregularities.
  • If you are sensitive to cephalosporin or penicillin then avoid using Generic Ampicillin in order to avoid risk of allergic reactions.
  • Since the medicine is classified in Pregnancy Category B by the FDA, it is safe to use during the first trimester of pregnancy. However, it is advised to consult your doctor and discuss the matter before using the drug.
  • The medicine however passes through breast milk. There are reports of babies suffering from diarrhea, allergic reaction and candidiasis, as their mothers used generic Ampicillin while they were lactating. Thus you should speak with your doctor before you take this antibacterial drug.

Side Effects

Common Effects of Generic Ampicillin

  • Drowsiness
  • Frequent urination
  • Sore mouth or tongue
  • Vomiting
  • Mild nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • White patches on the tongue (thrush/ yeast infection)
  • Abnormal loss of blood
  • Change in the blood color
  • Seizures
  • Severe watery diarrhea soon after abdominal cramps

NOTE:These adverse reactions remain for only a day plus they go away as you get familiar using the dose of this medicine, which means these negative effects may not be too dangerous. There are several serious negative effects for example problem in breathing, anaphylaxis, hives, swelling of your mouth, face, or fainting, or rashes. You may face these types of side effects quickly following the intake of this medication. Consult a doctor instantly if you encounter some of these side effects.


  • Generic Ampicillin must be used as prescribed by the doctor. Don’t take it for extended duration because it can have a negative effect on your defense mechanism and you might encounter a number of other health complications.
  • Cholesterol controlling drugs such as cholestyramine or colestipol and antibiotics like minocycline, erythromycin, tetracycline, and doxycycline should not be taken in conjunction with this particular medicine as these medications decrease the effect of generic Ampicillin and may lead to negative effects.
  • Intake of this antibiotic negate the effects of birth control pills.
  • Advice from a doctor is suggested prior to giving this medication to pediatric patients.


Customer's Review

Average Rating : 3 / 5

  • Generic ampicillin really works wonders…. I was suffering with bronchitis and tonsillitis for long time… none of the medication were helping the cause…my doctor prescribed me with this antibiotic drug and guess what…..I was perfectly well within 7 days of starting this medication.

  • " I use to suffer with the urinary tract infections often. My family physician prescribed me with some medicine, but they were totally non-effective. So, I visited a specialist. She prescribed me with generic Ampicillin. Within 4 days infections were gone and I didn’t get back any infections later on till date. "