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Principen Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is ampicillin (Principen)?
- What are the possible side effects of ampicillin (Principen)?
- What is the most important information I should know about ampicillin (Principen)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking ampicillin (Principen)?
- How should I take ampicillin (Principen)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Principen)?
- What happens if I overdose (Principen)?
- What should I avoid while taking ampicillin (Principen)?
- What other drugs will affect ampicillin (Principen)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Principen)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Principen)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include confusion, behavior changes, a severe skin rash, urinating less than usual, or seizure (black-out or convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking ampicillin (Principen)?
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, stop taking ampicillin and call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
What other drugs will affect ampicillin (Principen)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- allopurinol (Zyloprim);
- methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall);
- probenecid (Benemid);
- a sulfa drug (such as Bactrim or Septra); or
- a tetracycline antibiotic such as demeclocycline (Declomycin), doxycycline (Adoxa, Doryx, Oracea, Vibramycin), minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin, Solodyn, Vectrin), or tetracycline (Brodspec, Panmycin, Sumycin, Tetracap).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with ampicillin. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about ampicillin.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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