CO-FLUAMPICIL CAPSULES 250/250MGView full screen / Print PDF » Download PDF ⇩
Each capsule contains:
Ampicillin Trihydrate BP
equivalent to anhydrous Ampicillin 250 mg and Flucloxacillin
Sodium Ph.Eur. equivalent to anhydrous Flucloxacillin 250 mg.
Dosage: For oral use as directed by a doctor. A0393/1
Read the enclosed leaflet.
Keep out of the reach and sight of children. PL 4569/0082
Store in a dry place below 25°C.
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MA Holder: Mylan, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire,
EN6 1TL, U.K.
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Each capsule contains: Ampicillin
Trihydrate BP equivalent to anhydrous
Ampicillin 250 mg and Flucloxacillin Sodium Ph.Eur. equivalent to
anhydrous Flucloxacillin 250 mg.
Dosage: For oral use as directed by a doctor. Read the enclosed leaflet.
Keep out of the reach and sight of children. 10003105
Store in a dry place below 25°C.
A0393/1 PL 4569/0082 POM
MA Holder: Mylan, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 1TL, U.K.
#250 / #250
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If you forget to take Co-Fluampicil - Take the next dose
as soon as you remember unless it is almost time for your
next dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a
If you stop taking Co-Fluampicil - Keep taking
Co-Fluampicil until the course is finished. Do not stop
taking this medicine just because you feel better. If you
stop too soon, the infection may come back again. When
you have finished the medicine, if your symptoms persist,
tell your doctor.
If you have any further questions on the use of this
medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Co-Fluampicil can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them.
If you get any of the following, contact your doctor straight away
or seek emergency help immediately:
• swelling of the eyelids, lips or face
• sudden wheeziness or tightness of chest or breathing problems
• severe diarrhoea with or without bleeding
• skin problems such as 'hives' (nettle rash), or rash which may
include blistering or peeling of the skin.
Other possible side effects:
• liver problems including jaundice (the colour of your skin or the
whites of your eyes turn yellow). This may happen several weeks
after stopping treatment
• changes in blood may occur. You may experience bleeding for
longer than usual or tiredness and generally feeling poorly. If you
have a blood test while taking this medicine, tell your doctor that
you are taking Co-Fluampicil
• stomach problems such as diarrhoea, feeling sick (nausea) and
being sick (vomiting)
• changes in the colour of urine or faeces.
If any side effect gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not
listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5. HOW TO STORE CO-FLUAMPICIL
Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Do not use
Co-Fluampicil after the expiry date, which is stated on the label
after 'EXP'. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Store
in a dry place, below 25°C.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household
waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer
required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Co-Fluampicil contains - The active substances are ampicillin
trihydrate (equivalent to 250 mg of ampicillin) and flucloxacillin
sodium (equivalent to 250 mg of flucloxacillin). This combination of
active substances is also known as Co-Fluampicil.
The other ingredients are magnesium stearate, gelatine,
quinoline yellow (E104), patent blue (E131), titanium dioxide
(E171) and iron oxides (E172).
What Co-Fluampicil looks like and contents of the pack Your medicine comes as a gelatine capsule. It is available in
blisters and plastic bottles of 5, 7, 10, 14, 15, 20, 21, 25, 28, 30,
50, 56, 60, 84, 90, 100, 250, 500 and 1000 capsules. Not all pack
sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer:
Mylan, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 1TL, United Kingdom.
Date of revision: 09/2010
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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
1. WHAT CO-FLUAMPICIL IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
(Ampicillin Trihydrate and Flucloxacillin Sodium)
Co-Fluampicil Capsules contain Flucloxacillin and Ampicillin, which
belong to the group of antibiotics called 'Penicillins'. Antibiotics are
used to kill the bacteria that cause infections.
Your doctor will have prescribed Co-Fluampicil for treating an
infection. Co-Fluampicil can be used for treating a wide range of
infections, for example infections of the chest (bronchitis or
pneumonia), sinuses (sinusitis), ears (otitis media), nose, throat, skin
and soft tissues.
It can also be used to treat chest and wound infections following
surgery or for the treatment of septicaemia (infections in the
blood), treatment of infection following childbirth or termination of
pregnancy. It can also be used to treat patients who are prone to
infection (e.g. following a bone marrow transplant) or given before
major surgery to prevent infection.
CO-FLUAMPICIL CAPSULES 250/250 mg
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this
medicine. • Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again
• If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or
pharmacist • This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not
pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their symptoms
are the same as yours • If any of the side eﬀects gets serious, or
if you notice any side eﬀects not listed in this leaflet, please tell
your doctor or pharmacist
In this leaflet:
1. What Co-Fluampicil is and what it is used for
2. Before you take Co-Fluampicil 3. How to take Co-Fluampicil
4. Possible side eﬀects 5. How to store Co-Fluampicil
6. Further information.
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE CO-FLUAMPICIL
Do not take Co-Fluampicil if:
• you are allergic (hypersensitive) to ampicillin, flucloxacillin or
any of the other ingredients of this medicine
• you are allergic to penicillin or any other antibiotic
• you have experienced liver problems when taking an antibiotic.
Take special care with Co-Fluampicil - You should tell your doctor
before taking this medicine if:
• you suffer from kidney or liver disease including jaundice (the
skin and whites of the eyes turn yellow)
• you have a history of allergies
• you have any conditions aﬀecting your white blood cells
(e.g. infectious mononucleosis or lymphoid leukaemia)
• you are having a urine test (ampicillin can affect tests for
glucose in urine).
Taking other medicines - Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if
you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including
medicines obtained without a prescription, or the following:
• Allopurinol or Probenecid (used to treat gout)
• oral contraceptives (the 'pill'); you should take additional
contraceptive precautions as advised by your doctor
• anti-coagulation therapy (such as Warfarin); the tendency to
bleed may increase
• Methotrexate (used to treat some types of cancer, severe
psoriasis or severe arthritis)
• other antibiotics.
Taking Co-Fluampicil with food and drink - You should take the
capsules between half-an-hour and one hour before a meal.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding - Co-Fluampicil should not be
given to pregnant or breast-feeding mothers unless the benefits to
the mother outweigh the risks to the baby. Ask your doctor or
pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
3. HOW TO TAKE CO-FLUAMPICIL
Always take Co-Fluampicil exactly as your doctor has told you. You
should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The medicine should be taken 30 minutes to 1 hour before a meal.
Adults and the Elderly - The usual dose is one capsule four times
a day. This dose may be doubled in severe infections.
Children - The usual dose for children over 10 years old is as for
adults. These capsules are not suitable for children under 10 years.
Patients with kidney disease - If you suffer from kidney disease,
your doctor may prescribe a lower dose for you than that stated
If you take more Co-Fluampicil than you should - Contact your
doctor or nearest hospital emergency department immediately.
Take the container and any remaining capsules with you. Symptoms
of overdose include feeling sick, being sick, and diarrhoea.
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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