Drug interactions between ampicillin and carbenicillin
Interactions between your drugs
- Ampicillin is in the drug class aminopenicillins.
- Ampicillin is used to treat the following conditions:
- Bacterial Endocarditis Prevention
- Bacterial Infection
- Intraabdominal Infection
- Kidney Infections
- Otitis Media
- Prevention of Perinatal Group B Streptococcal Disease
- Skin or Soft Tissue Infection
- Surgical Prophylaxis
- Typhoid Fever
- Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
- Urinary Tract Infection
A total of 54 drugs (437 brand and generic names) are known to interact with carbenicillin.
- Carbenicillin is a member of the drug class antipseudomonal penicillins.
- Carbenicillin is used to treat the following conditions:
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: ampicillin
You may experience reduced absorption of ampicillin in the presence of food. The effectiveness of the antibiotic may be reduced. Ampicillin should be administered one hour before or two hours after meals. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. Penicillin V and amoxicillin are not affected by food and may be given without regard to meals.
Applies to: carbenicillin
You may experience reduced absorption of carbenicillin in the presence of food. The effectiveness of the antibiotic may be reduced. Carbenicillin should be administered one hour before or two hours after meals. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. Penicillin V and amoxicillin are not affected by food and may be given without regard to meals.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'beta-lactam antibiotics' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'beta-lactam antibiotics' category:
Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.
Drug Interaction Classification
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Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.