from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A semisynthetic penicillin having a broader antibacterial spectrum of action than that of penicillin G. It is effective against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria and used to treat gonorrhea and infections of the intestinal, urinary, and respiratory tracts.
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- n. A broad-spectrum antibiotic having a beta-lactam structure.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a semisynthetic penicillin which can be considered as the common benzylpenicillin containing an amino group at the alpha benzyl position.
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- n. semisynthetic penicillin (trade names Principen and Polycillin and SK-Ampicillin)
· If he has a fever, use an antibiotic such as ampicillin or tetracycline.
Metronidazole is useful for gut infections caused by amebas and giardia, and sometimes for diarrhea that comes from taking 'wide-range' antibiotics (such as ampicillin).
Furthermore, if infectious mononucleosis is misdiagnosed as strep throat and treated with certain antibiotics (such as ampicillin), most patients will develop a rash (often misdiagnosed as an allergic reaction).
However, this may lead to the administration of inadequate or inappropriate antibiotic treatment as E. faecium is often resistant to both vancomycin (VRE - vancomycin-resistant enterococci) and penicillin-based drugs such as ampicillin while E. faecalis is often susceptible to ampicillin.
AIDS (long-lasting diarrhea may be an early sign) inability to digest milk (mainly in severely malnourished children and certain adults) difficulty babies have digesting foods that are new to them allergies to certain foods (seafood, crayfish, etc.); occasionally babies are allergic to cow's milk or other milk side effects produced by certain medicines, such as ampicillin or tetracycline laxatives, purges, irritating or poisonous plants, certain poisons eating too much unripe fruit or heavy, greasy foods
The Salmonella Heidelberg bacteria raging through your child's body are resistant to not one but several antibiotics -- ampicillin, tetracycline and streptomycin- why?
The staph in the met samples was also resistant to peniccilin, ampicillin, erythromycin, tetracycline, Cipro, Synergicide and Seraquin.
According to the CDC, the outbreak strain of salmonella Heidelberg is resistant to several commonly prescribed antibiotics, including ampicillin, streptomycin and tetracycline.
It causes diarrhea in up to one-quarter of the people who take it, compared with 15 to 20 percent with cefixime (Suprax); 5 to 10 percent with ampicillin; 5 to 9 percent with amoxicillin; and 1 to 8 percent with other antibiotics.
We treat these wounds with ampicillin/sulbactam (Augmentin, 875 mg/125 mg).