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Consuming alcohol with Pen-A does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pen-A is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there a... View More
Pen-A is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harm... View More
Pen-A does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Pen-A should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Pen-A may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Pen-A in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Pen-A is a penicillin-type of antibiotic used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. It is effective in infections of the throat, ear, nasal sinuse... View More
Uses of Pen-A
- Bacterial infections
Side effects of Pen-A
- Allergic reaction
How to use Pen-A
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Pen-A is to be taken empty stomach.
How Pen-A works
Pen-A is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to surv... View More
- Pen-A is used to treat infections caused by bacteria.
- Finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
- Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Taking probiotics along with Pen-A may help. Talk to your doctor if you notice bloody stools or develop abdominal c... View More
- Stop taking this medicine and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficult... View More
Adult: PO Susceptible infections 0.25-0.5 g 6 hrly. Typhoid and paratyphoid fever 1-2 g 6 hrly. Duration: 2 wk (acute infections); 4-12 wk (carriers).... View More
May reduce the efficacy of OC. May alter INR while on warfarin and phenindione. May reduce the efficacy of oral typhoid vaccines. May reduce the excreti... View More
Renal failure; patients with lymphatic leukaemia or HIV infections; pregnancy and lactation. Lactation: Excreted in breast milk, use caution
Ampicillin exerts bactericidal action on both gm+ve and gm-ve organisms. Its spectrum includes gm+ve organisms eg, S pneumoniae and other Streptococci, ... View More
Susceptible infections Child: PO: 50–100 mg/kg/day divided q6hr if <20 >20 kg 1–2 g/day divided q6hr IV/IM: Child: 50–200 mg/kg/day q6h 300–400... View More
Mode of Action
Should be taken on an empty stomach. Take on an empty stomach 1 hr before or 2 hr after meals. Reconstitution: IM: Add 1.5 mL water for inj to 500 mg... View More
Bacterial infections, Endocarditis, Typhoid fever, Community-acquired pneumonia, Uncomplicated gonorrhea, Susceptible infections, Bacterial meningitis, ... View More
Renal impairment: Patients undergoing haemodialysis should receive an additional dose after the session. CrCl (ml/min) <10 Dose reduction or increas... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
GI upset, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea; blood dyscrasias; urticaria, exfoliative dermatitis, rash; fever, seizures; interstitial nephritis. Potentiall... View More
Hypersensitivity; infectious mononucleosis.
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