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Ampikem 250 MG Capsule

Manufactured byAlkem Laboratories Ltd.
ContainsAmpicillin
Description
Ampikem 250 MG Capsule is an antibiotic. It is used for the treatment of bacterial infections that affects your lungs, nose, throat, urinary tract, stomach, and intestine, etc. It works by preventing the formation of the protective outer layer of the bacteria and kills them. This medication is effective only for the treatment of infections caused by bacteria and not viruses. Ampikem 250 MG Capsule may cause side effects such as diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, skin rash, etc. Consult your doctor if these symptoms persist or become severe. Ampikem 250 MG Capsule should be taken as prescribed by your doctor. You will start to feel better in a few days. However, continue taking the medicine for the prescribed duration. Skipping doses or not completing the full course of treatment may result in decreased effectiveness of the medicine or increased risk of re-infection that would be difficult to treat in the future. Ampikem 250 MG Capsule is not recommended for use if you are allergic to it. Inform your doctor if you have kidney problems before starting the treatment. Ampikem 250 MG Capsule is safe for use in pregnancy under your doctor's supervision. If you are breastfeeding, consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Ampikem 250 MG Capsule

  • Skin Rash
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache

Uses of Ampikem 250 MG Capsule

What is it prescribed for?

  • Intraabdominal Infection
  • Shigellosis
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Typhoid fever
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Pharyngitis
  • Bronchopneumonia
  • Sinusitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Gonorrhoea
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The time required for Ampikem 250 MG Capsule to show its action is not known.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    Ampikem 250 MG Capsule may remain in your body for 9 hours after intake.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendency has been reported with Ampikem 250 MG Capsule.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Ampikem 250 MG Capsule is considered safe in pregnancy to treat bacterial infections. Use this medicine under your doctor's supervision.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Ampikem 250 MG Capsule passes into breast milk at very low levels. If you are breastfeeding, your baby may occasionally have diarrhoea. Hence consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

Avoid taking Ampikem 250 MG Capsule if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Ampikem 250 MG Capsule is considered safe in pregnancy to treat bacterial infections. Use this medicine under your doctor's supervision.

Breast-feeding

Ampikem 250 MG Capsule passes into breast milk at very low levels. If you are breastfeeding, your baby may occasionally have diarrhoea. Hence consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance occur when the bacteria no longer respond to the antibiotics intended to kill them. Hence, to avoid antibiotic resistance, finish the entire course of treatment with Ampikem 250 MG Capsule even if you feel better after a few doses.

Diarrhoea

Ampikem 250 MG Capsule can cause diarrhoea as it may also kill the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine. Contact your doctor if you experience severe and/or persistent diarrhoea while taking this medicine.

Missed Dose

Try not to skip a dose of Ampikem 250 MG Capsule. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double the dose to compensate for a missed one.

Overdose

Do not take more than the prescribed dose. Reach the nearest emergency medical department in case of an overdose of Ampikem 250 MG Capsule.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Doxycycline

Methotrexate

Warfarin

Live cholera vaccine

Ethinyl Estradiol

Atenolol

Disease interactions

Impaired kidney function

Ampikem 250 MG Capsule is filtered by your kidneys and removed from your body via urine. Use Ampikem 250 MG Capsule with caution if you have kidney problems as it may increase the risk of side effects. It may also cause further damage to your kidneys. Your doctor may suggest tests to monitor your kidney function and recommend dose adjustment based on your condition.

Mononucleosis

Mononucleosis is a viral infection that spreads through saliva. It may occur through kissing or sharing drinks and/or spoons. Ampikem 250 MG Capsule is not recommended for use if you have mononucleosis as you may develop a skin rash usually 5-10 days after starting the treatment. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Food interactions
The absorption of Ampikem 250 MG Capsule from your stomach may be decreased in the presence of food. Hence, take it at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after the meals.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Ampikem 250 MG Capsule 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. Do not take more or less than the prescribed dose. Complete the entire course of treatment even if you feel better after few doses. If you discontinue the medicine, it may increase the risk of infection. Also, Ampikem 250 MG Capsule may lose its effectiveness in treating infections. Ampikem 250 MG Capsule may cause diarrhoea. Consult your doctor if you experience persistent and/or severe diarrhoea. Do not give Ampikem 250 MG Capsule to other people even if their condition appears to be the same as yours. Do not drive or operate machines after taking this medicine, if you experience dizziness.
Miscelleneous

To be taken on an empty stomach

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Ampikem 250 MG Capsule works by preventing the formation of bacterial cell walls (the outer covering required for cells to stay alive) and thereby killing the bacteria.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Antibiotics, Penicillin Beta-Lactam Antibiotics

Schedule

Schedule H

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