Ampiclox | Uses, Side Effects, Buy Online In Nigeria.


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Broad-spectrum penicillin antibiotics. This means that it can be used to treat a wide range of infections. It can be used to treat both gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria Infections. It belongs to the penicillin group.

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What Does Beecham Ampiclox Cure

It inhibits the formation of bacteria cell walls that bacteria need to survive, hence killing the bacteria to stop the infection or prevent it.

Note that this is strictly for antibacterial Infections, as it does not work against virus or parasitic infections.

Ampiclox Dosage

Ampiclox Dosage and duration

It is dependent on your medical condition and the severity of your illness.

Adult= 500mg to 1g 6 hourly.

Children: 1 month to 2 years= 1/4 of adult dose (one teaspoonful 6 hourly).

2 years to 10 years= 1/2 adult dose (2 teaspoonfuls 6 hourly).

Neonate= 0.6ml(90mg 4 hourly).

Routes of administration;

Orally and parenterally (injection) which includes intramuscularly (through the muscle) and intravenously (through the vein).


It should not be used in the following conditions;

Hypersensitivity to penicillin group, and not available for eye administration route

How to use Ampiclox

  • Take it between 30-60 minutes before you eat.
  • Swallow the tablet as a whole, and not chew or crush it.
  • Take the liquid form using a graduated cup which most times comes with it.
  • The injection form will be given in a healthcare facility/healthcare professional will administer that.


Do not take it unless a medical practitioner otherwise prescribes it. It can pass through breast milk.


Store in a cool, dry place directly away from the sun

Do not use in;

Infectious mononucleosis (viral infection with fever and sore throat), blood cancer(leukemia).

Antimicrobial resistance

The abuse of antibiotics is primarily the reason that causes antibiotic resistance. This means that the bacteria changes it’s structure and can no longer respond to the antimicrobial drug, making infection challenging to treat. According to the World Health Organization, antimicrobial resistance has been seen as one of the top public health concerns. Another cause of this is the delay in prevention and control.

Reasonable preventive measures include; adopting proper handwashing techniques, covering your mouth when coughing, personal and environmental hygiene, including food hygiene, use of antibiotics under a doctor’s prescription.

The signs and symptoms of a bacterial infection can range from swollen lymph nodes, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, chills, etc, depending on the area or body part or system.

Can be used for skin and soft tissue infections, gastrointestinal infections, respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, ear, nose, and throat infections, endocarditis, pelvic Infections, and septicemia (infection of the blood).

Common side effects include nausea, indigestion, urticaria, rashes, diarrhea, mouth sore vomiting.

✓ Kindly complete the medicine course as stopping it prematurely can lead to antibiotic resistance.

✓ Once the drug is prepared in a syrup form, it should be used within 7 days.

✓ Eat foods rich in probiotics such as yogurt, kimchi, cheese, etc as the antibiotic can alter the normal flora of your stomach (I.e the normal bacteria present in your stomach, which helps in digestion).

✓ Foods like calcium and grapefruit can prevent absorption of the drug, so they should be avoided.

✓ Avoid the use of alcohol and tobacco.

✓ Avoid taking methotrexate while on this drug as the two drugs can cause serious side effects.

✓ Inform your healthcare provider if you have had any allergies to any antibiotics, particularly the penicillin group.

✓ Do not use this medication for a prolonged period, leading to mouth and vaginal infections.

✓ Do not take any live bacteria immunization on this drug, as the vaccine may not work.

✓ It can cause false readings with certain urine testing products.

✓ Do not take alcohol as there can be an unpleasant reaction that might cause side effects.

✓ The use of this drug may potentiate the risk of jaundice in newborns, so kindly seek medical attention before the use.

It may have drug-drug interactions with other antibiotics such as azithromycin, gentamicin, including sulphonamides like sulfadiazine, anticoagulants such as warfarin, and analgesics such as aspirin and anti-gout such as allopurinol, probenecid.

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