Reichlin

Reichlin

ampicillin

Manufacturer:

Medreich

Distributor:

The Glory Medicina
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DKSH
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Ampicillin trihydrate
Indications/Uses
Treatment of a wide range of bacterial infections caused by ampicillin-sensitive organisms eg, ear, nose & throat infections, bronchitis, pneumonia, UTI, gonorrhoea, gynaecological infections, septicaemia, peritonitis, endocarditis, meningitis, enteric fever, GI infections.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult (including elderly patients) Ear, nose & throat infections 250 mg 4 times a day. Bronchitis Routine therapy: 250 mg 4 times a day. High-dosage therapy: 1 g 4 times a day. Pneumonia 500 mg 4 times a day. UTI 500 mg tds. Gonorrhoea 2 g orally w/ 1 g probenecid as a single dose. Repeated doses are recommended for the treatment of females. GI infections 500-750 mg tds to 4x daily. Enteric fever Acute: 1-2 g 4x a day for 2 wk. Childn <10 yr ½ adult routine dosage.
Administration
Should be taken on an empty stomach.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to β-lactam antibiotics.
Special Precautions
Avoid use if infectious mononucleosis &/or acute/chronic leukaemia of lymphoid origin are suspected. Overgrowth of non-susceptible organisms in prolonged use. Severe renal impairment.
Adverse Reactions
Skin rash, pruritus & uticaria; nausea, vomiting & diarrhoea.
Drug Interactions
Bacteriostatic drugs may interfere w/ the bactericidal actions. Decreased renal tubular secretion w/ probenecid. Increase likelihood of allergic skin reactions w/ allopurinol. Reduced efficacy of OCs.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
J01CA01 - ampicillin ; Belongs to the class of penicillins with extended spectrum. Used in the systemic treatment of infections.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Reichlin cap 500 mg
Packing/Price
10 × 10's
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