medication information

Ampicillin

We want to make sure you fully understand your treatment.Below outlines the directions, benefits and risks with Ampicillin.

Ampicillin is an oral antibiotic used to treat acne. It works primarily by reducing inflammation.

Oral antibiotics are used as bridge therapy while topical medicines take effect. They should always be taken with topical treatment. Patients typically take this medication for 3-6 months, after which topical treatments are continued to keep skin clear.

Directions:

Take as instructed. Be consistent for best results and to minimize side effects.

May take with a small snack. This can help prevent stomach upset.

Drink plenty of water. 🚰 Take with a full glass of water.

Take a probiotic. This can help prevent yeast infections and maintain healthy gut bacteria.

DO NOT take this medication if:

  • You are allergic to penicillin or cephalosporins.
  • You have kidney problems or a seizure disorder.
  • You are taking probenicid or allopurinol.
  • You have mononucleosis or recent antibiotic-associated colitis.

Caution:

  • Possible side effects include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and yeast infections.
  • Stop this medication if you develop hives, a rash or worsening diarrhea.
  • Please check with your doctor before taking this if pregnant or nursing.