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Ampicillin and Sulbactam Injection

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Why is this medication prescribed?

A number of bacterial infections, including those of the skin, female reproductive organs, and abdomen, are treated with the injection of ampicillin and sulbactam (stomach area). Ampicillin belongs to a group of drugs known as penicillin-like antibiotics. It acts by preventing bacterial development. Sulbactam belongs to the group of drugs known as beta-lactamase inhibitors. It functions by stopping bacteria from breaking down ampicillin.

Colds, the flu, and other viral diseases cannot be treated with antibiotics like ampicillin or sulbactam injection. Antibiotic overuse raises the likelihood that you’ll get an infection later on that is resistant to antibiotic therapy.

How should this medicine be used?

Every 6 hours, ampicillin and sulbactam injection is administered intravenously (into a vein) or intramuscularly (into a muscle) after being combined with fluids (4 times daily). The sort of illness you have will determine how long the treatment will take. How long to use ampicillin and sulbactam injection is something your doctor will advise you on. Your doctor can change you to another oral antibiotic after your condition becomes better to finish your therapy.

Ampicillin with sulbactam injection can be obtained through a doctor’s office or used at home. Your doctor will instruct you on how to use ampicillin and sulbactam injection if you plan to administer it at home. Make sure you comprehend these instructions, and if you have any issues, consult your healthcare professional.

During the first several days of treatment with ampicillin and sulbactam injection, you should start to feel better. Call your doctor if your symptoms do not disappear or worsen. Tell your doctor if you continue to experience infection symptoms after finishing the ampicillin and sulbactam injection.

Even if you feel better, continue using ampicillin and sulbactam injection until the prescription is finished. Your infection could not be completely treated if you stop using ampicillin and sulbactam injection too soon or if you skip doses, and the bacteria might develop antibiotic resistance.

Other uses for this medicine

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details if you believe this drug should be used for something else.

What special precautions should I follow?

Before receiving ampicillin and sulbactam injection,

  • Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you have any allergies before receiving ampicillin and sulbactam injection, especially if you have any allergies to penicillin antibiotics, cephalosporin antibiotics, such as cefaclor, cefadroxil, cefazolin (Ancef, Kefzol), cefdinir, cefditoren, cefepime (Maxipime), cefixime (Suprax), cefotaxime (C Request a list of the components from your pharmacist.
  • Inform your doctor and pharmacist about any additional prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, dietary supplements, and herbal products you are now taking or intend to use. Make careful to include either probenecid or allopurinol (Aloprim, Lopurin, Zyloprim) (Probalan, in Col-Probenecid). Your physician might need to adjust the dosage of your drugs or keep a close eye on you for side effects.
  • If you have or have previously experienced liver illness, especially if it happened after taking a penicillin antibiotic, let your doctor know. Your physician could advise against using ampicillin and sulbactam injection.
  • Inform your doctor if you have mononucleosis (a virus popularly known as “mono”), allergies, asthma, hives, hay fever, or renal disease, as well as if any of these conditions have ever existed.
  • If you are breastfeeding a child or intend to become pregnant, let your doctor know. Call your doctor right away if you find out you’re pregnant while taking ampicillin and sulbactam injection.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Keep eating normally unless your doctor instructs you otherwise.

What side effects can this medication cause?

The injection of ampicillin and sulbactam may have adverse effects. If any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away, let your doctor know right once:

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Pain, rashes, or swelling at the injection site

Some adverse effects can be very harmful. Stop using ampicillin and sulbactam injection if you develop any of these symptoms, and call your doctor or seek emergency medical attention right away:

  • Rash
  • Skin that is flaking or blistering
  • Itching
  • Hives
  • Breathing or swallowing challenges
  • Wheezing
  • Swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, throat, eyes, face, lips, mouth, tongue, or lower legs
  • Hoarseness
  • Severe diarrhoea (watery or bloody faeces), which may or may not be accompanied by fever and cramping in the
  • Stomach (may occur up to 2 months or more after your treatment)
  • The skin or eyes turning yellow
  • Your upper right stomach has a pain.
  • Dark faeces
  • A recurrence of infection symptoms such a fever, cough, sore throat, chills, and others

Other negative effects from ampicillin and sulbactam injection are possible. If you experience any strange issues while taking this drug, call your doctor right away.

You or your doctor can submit a report to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting programme online or by phone if you have a serious side event (1-800-332-1088).

In case of emergency/overdose

Call the poison control hotline at 1-800-222-1222 in the event of an overdose. Additionally, information can be found online at Call 911 right once if the person has collapsed, experienced a seizure, is having difficulty breathing, or cannot be roused.

Overdose signs could include the following:

  • Seizures

What other information should I know?

Keep all of your appointments with your physician and the lab. To monitor how your body is responding to the ampicillin and sulbactam injection, your doctor may request specific lab tests.

Inform the lab staff and your doctor that you are receiving ampicillin and sulbactam injection prior to any laboratory test. If you have diabetes, test your urine for sugar while taking this medication using Clinistix or TesTape (not Clinitest).

Ask your pharmacist any inquiries you may have regarding the injection of ampicillin and sulbactam.

You should keep a written record of every medication you take, including any over-the-counter (OTC) items, prescription drugs, and dietary supplements like vitamins and minerals. This list should be brought with you whenever you see a doctor or are admitted to the hospital. You should always have this information with you in case of emergencies.

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