Ampicillin Action Mechanism
Ampicillin is capable of laying the ground work and challenge the dreadful complications caused due to wide range of infections. It acts through binding to specific penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) thereby inhibiting the third and the last stage of bacterial cell wall synthesis through autolysins. Hence, Ampicillin slowly and effectively invades all the microbial organisms and provides you a disease free life.
Ampicillin obstructs the growth of bacteria and works as an effective executioner of getting you from bacterial infections. The usual recommended Ampicillin dosage for respiratory tract and soft tissues infections is 250 to 500 mg for every 6 hours. While its dosage for genitourinary and gastrointestinal tract infections is 500 mg, every 6 hours.
Ampicillin is one of the widely used and most effective medications for treatment of various gram positive and gram negative bacterial infections.
Follow some really important precautionary measures such as avoiding it in case you are allergic to any of its components or penicillin or cephalosporin antibiotics or are pregnant or breastfeeding. Individuals suffering from serious medical complications such as infectious mononucleosis or kidney ailments are also not recommended to take this medication.
Ampicillin Side effects
Common side effects of Ampicillin include headache, diarrhea, dizziness, sore throat, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting and stomach cramps or upset.
While serious side effects of Ampicillin include breathing problems, seizures or convulsions, fever, weakness, difficulty in swallowing, unusual bleeding, dark urine, pain while passing urine and severe allergic manifestations such as itching and swelling of throat, lips and face.