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Medicloamp-100

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Medicloamp (Ampicillin/cloxacillin) oral capsule is a prescription drug that’s only available in a generic form. Ampicillin also comes as an oral suspension and in an intravenous (IV) form, which is only given by a healthcare provider.

Why it’s used

Ampicillin is used to treat infections that are caused by certain types of bacteria. Ampicillin may be used as part of a combination therapy. This means you may need to take it with other medications.

How it works

Ampicillin belongs to the drug class penicillins. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions.

Ampicillin works by killing bacteria to stop the infection from growing in your body

Description

How to take ampicillin

This dosage information is for ampicillin oral capsule. All possible dosages and drug forms may not be included here. Your dosage, drug form, and how often you take the drug will depend on:

  • your age
  • the condition being treated
  • how severe your condition is
  • other medical conditions you have
  • how you react to the first dose

The dosage information below is for the conditions that this drug is most often prescribed to treat. This list may not contain all conditions that your doctor can prescribe this drug for. If you have questions about your prescription, talk with your doctor.

Forms and strengths

Generic: Ampicillin

  • Form: oral capsule
  • Strengths: 250 mg, 500 mg

Dosage for genitourinary tract infections or gonorrhea

Adult dosage (ages 18–64 years)

For genitourinary tract infections other than gonorrhea:

  • Typical dosage is 500 mg four times per day.
  • Severe or chronic infections may require larger doses.

For gonorrhea:

  • Typical dosage is 3.5 grams once, with 1 gram of probenecid.

Child dosage (children who weigh more than 20 kg)

For genitourinary tract infections other than gonorrhea:

  • Typical dosage is 500 mg four times per day.

Child dosage (children who weigh 20 kg or less)

For genitourinary tract infections:

  • Typical dosage is 100 mg/kg per day in four equally divided and spaced doses.

For gonorrhea:

  • Typical dosage is 3.5 grams as a single dose.

Child dosage (children who weigh less than 20 kg)

For genitourinary tract infections:

  • Typical dosage is 100 mg/kg per day in four equally divided and spaced doses.

Senior dosage (ages 65 years and older)

The kidneys of older adults may not work as well as they used to. This can cause your body to process drugs more slowly. As a result, more of a drug stays in your body for a longer time. This raises your risk of side effects.

Your doctor may start you on a lowered dosage or a different schedule. This can help keep levels of this drug from building up too much in your body.

Dosage for respiratory tract infections

Adult dosage (ages 18–64 years)

  • Typical dosage is 250 mg four times per day.

Child dosage (children ages 0–17 years who weigh more than 20 kg)

  • Typical dosage is 250 mg four times per day.

Child dosage (children ages 0–17 years who weigh 20 kg or less)

  • Typical dosage is 50 mg/kg per day in equally divided and spaced doses three to four times per day.

Senior dosage (ages 65 years and older)

The kidneys of older adults may not work as well as they used to. This can cause your body to process drugs more slowly. As a result, more of a drug stays in your body for a longer time. This raises your risk of side effects.

Your doctor may start you on a lowered dosage or a different schedule. This can help keep levels of this drug from building up too much in your body.

Dosage for gastrointestinal tract infections

Adult dosage (ages 18–64 years)

  • Typical dosage is 500 mg four times per day.
  • Typical dosage is 500 mg four times per day.

Child dosage (children who weigh more than 20 kg)

  • Typical dosage is 500 mg four times per day.

Child dosage (children who weigh 20 kg or less)

  • Typical dosage is 100 mg/kg per day in four equally divided and spaced doses.

Senior dosage (ages 65 years and older)

The kidneys of older adults may not work as well as they used to. This can cause your body to process drugs more slowly. As a result, more of a drug stays in your body for a longer time. This raises your risk of side effects.

Your doctor may start you on a lowered dosage or a different schedule. This can help keep levels of this drug from building up too much in your body.

Dosage for meningitis

Adult dosage (ages 18–64 years)

Your doctor will decide the dosage that’s right for you.

Child dosage (ages 0–17 years)

Your child’s doctor will decide the dosage that’s right for your child.

Senior dosage (ages 65 years and older)

The kidneys of older adults may not work as well as they used to. This can cause your body to process drugs more slowly. As a result, more of a drug stays in your body for a longer time. This raises your risk of side effect

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