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Drug interactions between ampicillin and typhoid vaccine, live

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ampicillin
typhoid vaccine, live

Interactions between your drugs

Major

ampicillin typhoid vaccine, live

Applies to: ampicillin and typhoid vaccine, live

If you are currently being treated with ampicillin or have been treated within the last 3 days, you should talk to your doctor before receiving typhoid vaccine, live. Antibiotics like ampicillin can reduce the activity of the vaccine. To ensure adequate vaccine response, you should not receive typhoid vaccine, live until at least 3 days after you complete your ampicillin therapy. If you have just been vaccinated, it would be best to wait at least 3 days before using ampicillin. Your doctor may be able to prescribe a different antibiotic if you need treatment for an infection. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Drug and food interactions

Moderate

ampicillin food

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.

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Therapeutic duplication warnings

No warnings were found for your selected drugs.

Therapeutic duplication warnings are only returned when drugs within the same group exceed the recommended therapeutic duplication maximum.

Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

Further information

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