The information and instructions on the following pages should not replace those given to you by your doctor.

How does Ampicillin work?
Ampicillin is an antibiotic that fights bacterial infections.

How should I store the medication?
Store the syrup in a cool, dark place.
DO NOT USE the medication past its expiration date.

Administering the Medication
Administer the medication at the times instructed by your physician.
If the medication comes in syrup form, make sure to shake the bottle prior to each use. If your child has difficulty swallowing the medication, you can add it to their drink or food.
Your child needs to take the medication before the meal.

What should I do if I forgot to administer the dose on time?
If you forgot to administer the dose on time, give your child the medication as soon as you remember. If the next dose is in less than 3 hours, skip the next dose. Do not administer two doses at once.

When can I stop giving my child the medication?
Finish the round as instructed by your physician. Do not stop giving your child the medication even he is feeling better and no longer has a fever – this will enable the bacteria to become resistant towards the antibiotics. Throw away any leftover antibiotics once the round is done.

What side effects does the antibiotic cause?
While taking the antibiotic, your child may experience an allergic reaction to the antibiotic. Take your child to the ER or call your doctor.