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Ampicillin: Oral capsule

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  • Reported side effects
  • Daily life interactions

Available Strengths
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Ampicillin 500mg Cap
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: GG851 GG851 
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Ampicillin 250mg Cap
Qualitest, formerly DAVA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Pill Identification: WC 402 WC 402 
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Ampicillin 500mg Cap
Qualitest, formerly DAVA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Pill Identification: WC 404 WC 404 
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Ampicillin 250mg Cap
STADA Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: WC 402 
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Ampicillin 250mg Cap
STADA Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: WC 402 
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Ampicillin 500mg Cap
Mova Pharmaceuticals Corp
Pill Identification: WC 404 
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Ampicillin 250mg Cap
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: GG850 GG850 
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Ampicillin 500mg Cap
Sandoz Inc
Pill Identification: GG851 GG851 
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Ampicillin 250mg Cap
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: AMP 250 
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Ampicillin 500mg Cap
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: AMP 500 
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Ampicillin 250mg Cap
Sandoz Inc
Pill Identification: GG850 GG850 
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Ampicillin 250mg Cap
Sandoz Inc
Pill Identification: GG850 GG850 
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Ampicillin 500mg Cap
Sandoz Inc
Pill Identification: GG851 GG851 
How This Drug Works
Beta Lactam Antibiotics
Beta-lactam antibiotics include Penicillins, Cephalosporins, and Carbapenams and treat a variety of bacterial infections. They prevent the growth of bacteria by damaging the cell wall, bacteria's strongest protection from the environment.
"Beta&#45;lactam antibiotics treat a variety of bacterial infections. They prevent the growth of bacteria by damaging the cell wall, bacteria&#39;s strongest protection from the environment.<br><br> Bacteria are everywhere. Some can be &#34;good&#34; bacteria but infections can occur when large amounts of any type of bacteria sneak past the body&#39;s natural defenses and multiply. Bacteria multiply by growing and splitting in half. One of the last steps in this process is sealing off the opening in the cell wall.<br><br> Beta&#45Lactam antibiotics have a commonly shaped structural piece, called the &#34;Beta&#45;Lactam ring,&#34; which allows these drugs to bind proteins and, in turn, prevent the formation of a cell wall. Beta&#45;lactam antibiotics attach to and inactivate enzymes in the bacterial cell membrane. This interferes with how bacteria form their cell wall, which stops bacteria from growing and multiplying. "
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Ampicillin: Oral capsule

What is this medicine?

AMPICILLIN (am pi SILL in) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Principen: Oral capsule

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Ampicillin: Oral capsule
Usage by Gender
66.73%
33.27%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
22.12%
35.32%
18.22%
24.35%
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