Principen (ampicillin) and Alcohol / Food Interactions
There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Principen (ampicillin) which include:
ampicillin ↔ food
Moderate Food Interaction
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.
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Moderate Potential Hazard, High plausibility
ampicillin - sodium
Parenteral ampicillin sodium contains approximately 67 to 71 mg (2.9 to 3.1 mEq) of sodium per each gram of ampicillin activity. The combination, ampicillin-sulbactam, contains approximately 115 mg (5 mEq) of sodium per 1.5 gram of total drug. The sodium content should be considered when these products are used in patients with conditions that may require sodium restriction, such as congestive heart failure, hypertension, and fluid retention.
- "Product Information. Unasyn (ampicillin-sulbactam)." Roerig Division, New York, NY.
- "Product Information. Omnipen (ampicillin)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.
Principen (ampicillin) drug interactions
There are 83 drug interactions with Principen (ampicillin)
Principen (ampicillin) disease interactions
There are 5 disease interactions with Principen (ampicillin) which include:
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Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|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.|
|No information available.|
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