Ampicillin injection 500 mg Versatillin

Trade Name: Versatillin

Manufacturer: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

Presentation: Injection

Strength: 500mg

What is ampicillin injection 500 used for?

ampicillin injection 500 is used to treat bacterial infections such as meningitis (infection of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord) and infections of the lungs, blood, heart, urinary tract, and gastrointestinal tract. Ampicillin injection belongs to the class of medications known as penicillins.

How do you give ampicillin?

To the 500mg vial contents, add 1.5 ml water for injections. For injections, dissolve 500 mg in 10 mL of water. Slow injection should be used (three to four minutes). Ampicillin can also be mixed into infusion fluids or injected, diluted, into the drip tube over three to four minutes.

What is the side effect of ampicillin injection 500?

  • severe stomach pain
  • watery or bloody diarrhoea
  • fever
  • swollen glands
  • skin rash
  • joint pain
  • general ill feeling
  • Pale skin
  • bruising or bleeding easily, and unusual weakness

Can ampicillin be used in pregnancy?

Ampicillin is thought to be safe during pregnancy. Ampicillin is excreted in breast milk, where it can cause diarrhea or allergic reactions in nursing infants. If ampicillin is used during pregnancy, the potential benefit to the mother must be balanced against the risk of side effects in the infant.

What diseases does ampicillin cure?

Ampicillin is a prescription penicillin-type antibiotic that is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections, including ear infections, bladder infections, pneumonia, gonorrhea, and E. coli or salmonella infection.

Does ampicillin prevent pregnancy?

Taking antibiotics after unprotected sex will not prevent pregnancy and is harmful to vaginal health, according to doctors. Women who use antibiotics to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sexual contact are wasting their time and money, according to maternal health experts.

Is ampicillin hard on kidneys?

Beta-lactams (parenteral) (applies to ampicillin) renal dysfunction. Moderate Potential Hazard, High plausibility. Most beta-lactam antibiotics are eliminated by the kidney as unchanged drug and, in some cases, also as metabolites.

Is ampicillin hard on kidneys?

Parenteral beta-lactams (including ampicillin) cause renal dysfunction. Moderate Potential Danger, High Probability The kidney eliminates the majority of beta-lactam antibiotics as unchanged drugs and, in some cases, as metabolites.

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