Ampicillin is used as the active ingredient in medicines that treat bacterial infections. This active ingredient is a type of antibiotic called a penicillin. It obstructs the ability of bacteria to form cell walls. It allows holes to reappear in the bacterial cell walls and kills the bacteria causing the infection The chemical classification of ampicillin is Penicillins. The active component is a penicillin that plays the role of an antibacterial drug. It also called beta-lactam antibiotic that is a conjugate acid of ampicillin.
Class of Drugs – Penicillin antibiotic
Molecular Formula – C16H19N3O4S
Molecular Weight – 349.4 g/mol
Working: Given medication belongs to the drug class penicillins. The action mechanism of the medicine believed that it works by killing bacteria that cause infection. It restricts the further growth of the infections in the body. It interferes with the ability of bacteria to form cell walls which are necessary for them to sustain. It also works by allowing the holes to appear in the bacterial cell walls.
Uses: The mentioned antibiotic Ampicillin is approved for the treatment of a wide variety of bacterial infections. This penicillin-type antibiotic is only recommended for the treatment of bacterial infections. It does not work for viral infections such as common cold or flu.
Popular Brands and Dosages: Given penicillin antibiotic is used in popular brands as mentioned below;
- Omnipen: 250 mg and 500 mg
- Principen: 250 mg and 500 mg
- Omnipen-N: 250 mg and 500 mg
- Totacillin-N: 250 mg and 500 mg
This antibiotic should be taken with food and as prescribed by the doctor.