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Generic Name: Ampicillin Capsules (am-pih-SILL-in)
Brand Name: Principen
Principen is used for:
Treating infections caused by certain types of bacteria.
Principen is a penicillin antibiotic. It works by killing sensitive bacteria by interfering with formation of the bacteria"s cell wall while it is growing. This weakens the cell wall and it ruptures resulting in the death of the bacteria.
Do NOT use Principen if:
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Principen :
Some medical conditions may interact with Principen . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Principen . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Principen may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Principen :
Use Principen as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Principen .
Important safety information:
Possible side effects of Principen :
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include diarrhea; nausea; seizures; vomiting.Proper storage of Principen :
Store Principen at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C), in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Keep Principen out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Principen . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Issue Date: November 1, 2006
Database Edition 06.4.1.002
Copyright © 2006 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
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