ampicillin and sulbactam (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Unasyn)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and use the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Unasyn)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include confusion, behavior changes, a severe skin rash, urinating less than usual, or seizure (black-out or convulsions).
What should I avoid while using ampicillin and sulbactam (Unasyn)?
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to.
What other drugs will affect ampicillin and sulbactam (Unasyn)?
Before using ampicillin and sulbactam, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with ampicillin and sulbactam. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about ampicillin and sulbactam.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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