Generic Ampicillin (Acillin 250 mg) guide:
What is Generic Ampicillin? Is it different from the branded drug?
Ampicillin is a semi-synthetic penicillin-group antibiotic medication developed by the British pharmaceutical company Beecham in 1961. Before this antibiotic discovery and development, antibiotics from the group of penicillins were effective only against Gram-positive pathogens such as staphylococcus and streptococcus while Ampicillin which was formerly marketed as Penbritin, is also effective against gram-negative pathogens such as haemophilic rod, E. coli and Proteus.
After the exclusive patent expiration, the medication was started to be manufactured by other pharmaceutical companies. Currently, it is manufactured by hundreds of drug makers. Some of them leave the initial name unchanged. Others prefer to call it differently but they are still obliged to indicate the name of the active substance which is Ampicillin on the package of pills and in the instruction.
The drugs that are manufactured not by the original developer of the drug are called generics. In fact, even the drug you get when you buy Ampicillin in the U.S. nowadays is a generic of the original drug. Generics manufacturers make essential medications affordable and attainable for people from all financial classes including people from developing or underdeveloped countries and people with lower income from the developed countries who cannot afford expensive branded drugs. This practice is encouraged by the World Health Organization. The WHO, however, makes sure to establish strict rules of compliance for generics that need to be followed in order for the drug to be released onto the market. Therefore, you can buy Generic Ampicillin instead of the unreasonably expensive branded drug without any doubts and fears.
When should you use Generic Ampicillin?
First of all, you need to use any antibiotics only if you are diagnosed with a bacterial infection. If you use antibiotics when the disease can be treated by other means or if it is caused by non-bacterial pathogens, there is going to be much more harm than good from the use of antibacterial medications. Bacteria develop immunity to the known antibiotics. Therefore, it is highly advised to use them only if no other remedies are effective and the diagnosis is confirmed. Otherwise, if you develop resistance, for example using the antibacterial drugs in flu or incorrectly choosing the dosages, discontinuing the treatment course early, or use the same antibiotic more than twice a year, in the case of a severe infection that is treated with this drug the treatment is likely to be ineffective due to resistance. Antibiotic resistance is especially dangerous when antibiotics are used to prevent infection during a surgery when the life of a patient depends on the susceptibility of bacteria to the antibacterial drug.
The best time to buy Generic Acillin is when your doctor prescribes you the branded drug and you get generic with the same composition instead. The common infections that are treated with the medication are the infections of respiratory tract, including pneumonia, bronchopneumonia, tonsillitis, urinary tract infections, infections of gastrointestinal tract and liver.
How to use Acillin?
The standard adult oral dosages of the medication for uncomplicated infections:
- Pharyngitis: the recommended dosage is 250 mg three times a day with 6-hour intervals.
- Sinusitis: the recommended dosage is 250 mg three times a day with 6-hour intervals.
- Pneumonia: the recommended dosage is 250 mg three times a day with 6-hour intervals. The medication is taken only in mild infection which is proven to be susceptible to the antibiotic.
- Bronchitis: the recommended dosage is 250 mg three times a day with 6-hour intervals.
- Mild, uncomplicated urinary tract infection: the recommended dosage is 250 or 500 mg three times a day with 6-hour intervals.
- Skin or Soft Tissue Infection: the recommended dosage is 250 or 500 mg taken 3 times a day with 6-hour intervals.
- Pyelonephritis: the recommended dosage is 500 mg three times a day with 6-hour intervals.
The antibiotic is used to treat other infections which require doctor’s supervision more than others. They also commonly require intravenous or intramuscular injections instead of the oral administration of the drug. For the dosages for their treatment please consult your doctor.
What is the mechanism of Acillin action?
The medication’s effect is similar to the effect of Amoxicillin. It destroys a specific enzyme on the last stages of new bacteria cells development which is needed for bacterial growth and replication. Dead bacteria are dissolved in the body and washed out with urine and feces.
What are contraindications for Acillin use?
The antibiotic is primarily contraindicated for people allergic to any antibiotic from the group of penicillins. It means that if you ever have had allergy from the use of penicillin, amoxicillin, and other drugs from the group( e.g. Cephalosporins, Carbapenems) which manifested in a rash, itching, redness of the skin, diarrhea, and so on, the medication is contraindicated for you.
You also should not order Generic Acillin if you suffer from serious violations of the liver or kidneys’ function, infectious mononucleosis, leukemia or HIV infection.
If you are unsure about these conditions, make sure to consult a health care provider first.
The medication is contraindicated during pregnancy unless the expected benefit outweighs possible risk. If a breastfeeding woman needs to use the medication, she must stop breastfeeding for the whole duration of the therapy.
What side effects can the drug use cause?
The use of the drug can cause the occurrence of allergic reactions such as rash, pruritus, hyperemia, urticaria, rhinitis, conjunctivitis, fever, joint pain, eosinophilia, exfoliative dermatitis, purpura, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, Quincke's edema, and anaphylactic shock.
Other adverse effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, taste changes, abdominal pain, stomatitis, dry mouth, dysbiosis, gastritis, different forms of colitis, hepatitis, jaundice, candidiasis, and others.
Although some of the side effects can be mildly pronounced and seem harmless, you need to inform your doctor about them so he or she would be able to adjust the therapy.
Negative interactions of Acillin with other medications
The medication is highly incompatible with tetracyclines, chloramphenicol (levomycetin), amphotericin, clindamycin, erythromycin, lincomycin, metronidazole, polymyxin B, acetylcysteine, chlorpromazine, hydralazine, dopamine, heparin, and metoclopramide. The combination of the antibiotic with these drugs can cause serious damage to the patient’s health.
The medication can negatively interact with other drugs making them less potent or, on the contrary, increasing their concentration and toxicity. Other drugs can also affect the antibiotic’s effect in the same manner. Therefore, if you use or plan to use any medications at the same time with Ampicillin, you must inform your health care provider about all of them and get a proper consultation.
Overdose of Acillin (Ampicillin)
Overdose with the medication is primarily dangerous because of the negative impact on the central nervous system. The main symptoms are a headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and allergic reactions. The therapy requires the use of sorbents, salt laxatives, and medical assistance such correction of water-electrolyte balance, gastric lavage or hemodialysis in the most severe cases. In the case of allergic reaction occurrence, antihistamine and desensitizing agents are administered.
Where it is better to buy Ampicillin?
If you want to get the drug without a prescription and at a low price, the best place to buy it from is our online pharmacy. We sell qualitative generics at affordable prices and do not ask you for a prescription.
Ampicillin shipping by our online drugstore
You can order Generic Ampicillin and receive it in a parcel wherever you reside because we offer standard and express international shipping. Find out more about our pricing and time of delivery from the corresponding section of our website or consulting our pharmacists.
Our doctor prescribes Acillin online for free, and there is no doctor’s consultation fee.
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