Generic Principen is a synthetic antibiotic medication that helps in eliminating bacterial infections effectively. The key ingredient present in this generic medicine is Ampicillin, a type of antibiotic that is classified under penicillin group. The basic aim of this antibiotic is to eradicate septic infection by killing the pathogenic bacterium. Ampicillin is a popular medicine that is widely used by healthcare experts to manage different types of infections exclusively caused by bacteria, not viruses or fungi. This conventional antibacterial drug is indicated in urinary and bladder infections, pneumonia, respiratory infections, ear and throat infections, E.coli and Salmonella infection, and gonorrhea.
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The main ingredient in Generic Principen is Ampicillin trihydrate, the chemical name of which is (2S, 5R, 6R)-6-[(8)-2-Amino-2-phenylacetamido]-3,3-dimethyl-t-oxo-4-thia-1- azabicyclo[3.2.0] heptane-2-carboxylic acid and molecular weight is 403.45. The inactive ingredients are: titanium dioxide, gelatin, lactose monohydrate, silica gel, black iron oxide and FD&C: Red #40, Red #3 and Blue #1.
Generic Principen can be used for the treatment of infections brought on by certain kinds of bacteria. Basically, it functions by killing sensitive germs by hampering their development from the bacteria's cell walls while growing. This action weakens the cell walls so that it ruptures, thus causing the death of bacteria.
Generic Principen is available in the form of capsule that should be taken orally
The advisable dose of this antibiotic is 500mg, which is to be taken 4 times a day for every six hours
Stick to the instructions while taking this antibiotic medicine
The pill ought to be ingested as a whole with a full glass of water; do not crush, chew or split the capsule, as they may decrease the efficacy of the drug
Take Generic Principen even when you feel better. Don't quit the dosage without consulting a doctor; complete the treatment.
Generic Principen may reduce the efficacy of birth control pills; hence, women should not take oral contraceptives during Ampicillin therapy
This antibiotic will not show any effect in viral or parasitic infections, so do not use it in such diseases
Store this generic drug at room temperature and particularly away from direct heat, sunlight and moisture
Unknowingly, if you miss the dose, call your doctor and ask about the further dosage, but don’t make the mistake by consuming two doses at a single time
Overdose may possibly lead to convulsions, skin rashes, behavior changes, confusion and Oliguria (scanty urine).
Long-term or repetitive use of this antibacterial might cause another infection. Inform your physician if signs of another infection occur. Your medicine dose should be altered to deal with this infection
If looseness of the bowel or vomiting occurs, you'll have to avoid getting dehydrated. Speak to your doctor for more instructions
Make use of Generic Principen with utmost care in children less than 10 years who suffer from diarrhea or any stomach or bowel infection.
If you are sensitive to Ampicillin or any other penicillin based antibiotic, ask your physician before using Generic Principen
If you are already suffering from any chronic illness, such as asthma, liver/kidney disorder, blood dyscrasia, then discuss with your physician about the usage of this medication in such situation
The treatment duration of Generic Principen is for approximately 10 days; though, one may become symptomless within 2 to 3 days of the therapy. But it is recommended to follow the doctor’s advice even if you feel asymptomatic. Usually, all the acute bacterial infections are managed within 10 days of treatment, but it is hard to calculate the duration of treatment in chronic cases, like gonorrhea. Therefore, the medical practitioner is the right person to explain you the exact duration of therapy with Ampicillin.
Probable Side Effects
Nausea or vomiting
Vaginal dryness with itching
Immediately seek medical attention if any of these symptoms occur with increased intensity and frequency.
Medications like Bactrim, Septra (antibiotics), Methotrexate and Probenecid (drugs for rheumatism) and Tetracycline antibiotics may interact with Generic Principen. Therefore, prior consultation with physician is of utmost importance before taking this antibiotic. Also, Ampicillin acts with other OTC and prescription drugs, herbal or vitamin supplements; so don’t start with a new medicine while undergoing treatment with Generic Principen.
Generic Principen is not advised in patients suffering from following conditions –