For treating bacterial infection.
Generic Name: Ampicillin
Carefully follow the instructions for preparing this medicine before injection.
Read and make sure you understand the instructions for measuring your dose and using the syringe before using this medicine.
The medicine needs to be mixed before being injected.
Follow package direction for diluting medicine with IV fluids or as instructed by your doctor or nurse.
Do not dilute the medicine until ready to use.
Always inspect the medicine before using.
The liquid should be clear and colorless.
Check the medicine before each use. If the liquid medicine has any particles in it, appears discolored, or if the vial appears damaged, do not use it.
Keep the medicine in its original container.
Before medicine is mixed, it may be stored at room temperature - below 77 degrees F (25 degrees C).
Protect medicine from light.
Take the medicine out of the refrigerator about 60 minutes before use to warm to room temperature.
Inject the medicine immediately after mixing.
Injecting cold drug may be uncomfortable.
Speak with your nurse or pharmacist about how long the medicine can be stored safely at room temperature or in the refrigerator before it needs to be discarded.
Never use any medicine that has expired.
Discard any remaining medicine after your dose is given.
Wash your hands before and after handling this medicine.
Space doses evenly to keep a steady amount of medicine in the body.
If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal schedule. Do not take 2 doses at one time.
Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.
Tell your doctor if symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.
Keep using this medicine for the full number of days that it is prescribed. Do not stop the medicine even if you start to feel better.
Keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.
Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
Please tell your doctor if you have moderate to severe diarrhea while on this medicine. Do not treat the diarrhea with over-the-counter diarrhea medicine.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any swelling of your hands, face, lips, eyes, throat or tongue.
Ask your pharmacist how to properly throw away used needles or syringes.
Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- pain, redness, swelling near injection
- nausea and vomiting
- stomach upset or abdominal pain
- yeast infection of mouth
- vaginal itching or yeast infection
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- severe, watery or bloody diarrhea
- swelling of the face, mouth, tongue or throat
- flu-like symptoms
- kidney problems
- signs of liver damage (such as yellowing of eye or skin, dark urine, or unusual tiredness)
- red, burning, or itchy skin
- sore throat
- severe stomach or bowel pain
- dark urine
- severe or persistent vomiting
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it. Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions. Always follow their advice.
There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English. Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.
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