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Principen

Principen (ampicillin) is a penicillin antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body.

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Principen – Ampicillin – 250mg/500mg

  • Brand: Ampysin
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  • Disease: Infections / Pneumonia / Gonorrhea / Salmonella

Principen is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria, such as ear infections, bladder infections, pneumonia, gonorrhea, and E. coli or salmonella infection. Principen may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Do not use Principen if you are allergic to ampicillin or any other penicillin antibiotic, such as augmentin or amoxicillin. Tell your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to a cephalosporin antibiotic such as Ceftin, Keflex, and Omnicef).

Before taking Principen tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding a baby. You may need to take another medicine while you are pregnant or nursing a baby.

Ampicillin is one of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics in the United States and has been around since 1961 when it was first introduced into clinical practice. Ampicillin belongs to the class of drugs called beta-lactam antibiotics which also includes penicillins and cephalosporins. Beta-lactams work by inhibiting bacterial cell wall synthesis which ultimately leads to cell death. Ampicillin has activity against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms making it useful for treating a variety of infections including respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infection, skin and soft tissue infection, intraabdominal infection, sepsis,and meningitis. It is important to note that although ampiclllin exhibits broad spectrum antibacterial activity it does not cover all potential pathogens so culture and susceptibility testing should always be performed when initiating therapy with this agent. Additionally. due its low cost. oral form. lack of toxicity.and long half life; ampiclllin is often preferred over other agents for outpatient treatment regimens. In general.ampcillin can be dosed every 6 hours orally OR intravenously OR rectally depending on indication. The recommended dose for adults with normal renal function is 500 mg every 6 hours orally OR 1 gm every 12 hours intravenously. Although there are few data on use during pregnancy.ampcillin appears safe at standard doses ; however caution should be taken when using higher doses especially late in gestation. There does not appear t obe


Frequently asked Questions

What is principen used for?

It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Ampicillin comes as a capsule, tablet, and liquid to take by mouth. It is also available as an injection. Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and skin rash. Severe side effects include seizures, hives, and difficulty breathing.

Ampicillin belongs to the class of antibiotics called penicillins which are bactericidal agents that inhibit cell wall synthesis in susceptible organisms by interfering with transpeptidation (the process whereby peptidoglycan chains are cross-linked). Ampicillin has been shown to be effective against a wide range of gram-positive aerobic bacteria including streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococci), Streptococcus pyogenes (group A beta-hemolytic streptococci), Staphylococcus epidermidis and S Aureus; gram-negative aerobic bacilli such as Escherichia coli; Haemophilus influenzae; Neisseria gonorrhoeae; Klebsiella pneumoniae; Proteus mirabilis; Salmonella typhi Ty2 ; Shigella flexneri 2a ; Serratia marcescens and Yersinia enterocolitica.

The following represents MIC susceptibility data for some common pathogens:

Bacteria MIC(µg/mL)

Streptococcus pneumoniae 0.06 – 0.25

Staphyloccocus aureus 1 – 8


What is the generic name of principen?

It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Ampicillin comes as an oral tablet, capsule, and liquid suspension. The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and rash. Ampicillin can be safely used during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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