Ampicillin (Principen) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Principen?

ampicillin

What is the Trade Name for ampicillin?

Principen

What are the Indications of Ampicillin (Principen) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

skin infections, soft tissue infections, otitis media, sinusitis, respiratory infections, GU infections,
meningitis, septicemia

What are the Actions of Ampicillin (Principen) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

bactericidal, broader spectrum than penicillin, binds to cell wall leading to bacterial cell death

What is the Therapeutic Class of Ampicillin (Principen) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

anti-infective

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Ampicillin (Principen) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

aminopenicillin

What are the Nursing Considerations of Ampicillin (Principen) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • contraindicated in penicillin allergy, use caution in renal insufficiency
  • may lead to seizures, diarrhea, anaphylaxes, super infection
  • assess for infection
  • monitor liver function tests
  • instruct patient on signs of super infection: fury over growth on tongue, vaginal itching, loose
    and foul smelling stool
  • pt should not use with oral contraceptive use.

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