AMPICILLIN/SULBACTAM (Injection) (Injectable)

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AMPICILLIN/SULBACTAM (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information

AMPICILLIN/SULBACTAM (Injection) (Injectable)

AMPICILLIN/SULBACTAM (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification


AMPICILLIN/SULBACTAM (Injection) (Injectable) Brandname


AMPICILLIN/SULBACTAM (Injection) (Injectable) is used for the Treatment

Ampicillin (am-pi-SILL-in), Sulbactam (sul-BAK-tam) Treats infections. Belongs to a class of drugs called penicillin antibiotics.

When To Not Use AMPICILLIN/SULBACTAM (Injection) (Injectable)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to ampicillin or any penicillin medicine.

How Should You Use AMPICILLIN/SULBACTAM (Injection) (Injectable)


  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given.
  • An IM injection is a shot given in your muscle (upper arm, thigh, buttocks). An IV infusion is medicine that is put directly into your body through one of your veins.
  • This medicine should be given by a person trained to give IV or IM medicine, such as a nurse. Sometimes you, a family member, or friend can be taught to give your medicine.
  • If you are receiving IV medicine, check the bag to make sure there are no leaks. Also make sure the solution is clear.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • This medicine needs to be given on a regular schedule. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember, and take the rest of the doses for the day at regularly spaced time intervals.
  • If you miss more than one dose, call your doctor for instructions.

Proper AMPICILLIN/SULBACTAM (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

Store AMPICILLIN/SULBACTAM (Injection) (Injectable) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep AMPICILLIN/SULBACTAM (Injection) (Injectable) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using AMPICILLIN/SULBACTAM (Injection) (Injectable)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking probenecid (Benemid®) or allopurinol before you take this medicine.
  • Birth control pills may not work as well while taking ampicillin. Use another kind of birth control while you are taking this medicine.

AMPICILLIN/SULBACTAM (Injection) (Injectable) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any cephalosporin antibiotic such as Keflex® or Ceclor® before you take this medicine.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have mononucleosis (mono), stomach or intestinal disease, asthma, liver disease, hay fever, or other allergies before you take this medicine.
  • If your infection does not improve, or if it gets worse while taking this medicine, talk to your doctor.
  • If you have severe diarrhea while taking ampicillin/sulbactam, check with your doctor before taking medicine to stop the diarrhea.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.

AMPICILLIN/SULBACTAM (Injection) (Injectable) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Rash or hives
  • Blistering or peeling skin
  • Swelling of the face, throat, or lips
  • Wheezing or trouble breathing
  • Severe diarrhea (watery or bloody)
  • Swelling, pain, or redness near where your IV is located
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Mild diarrhea or nausea
  • Sore mouth or tongue
  • Vaginal itching or discharge
  • Pain where your IM shot was given

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