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Ampicillin (Ampicillin) - Side Effect Reports to FDA

 
 



This is an index of side effect / adverse reaction reports (a.k.a. adverse event reports) related to Ampicillin and submitted to the FDA during the sample period of about a year. The information is not vetted and should not be considered as verified clinical evidence.

Reports by Event Outcome

All Cases (83)
Death (3)
Life Threatening Events (5)
Disability (1)

Reports by Reaction Type

Drug Rash With Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (21)Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction (10)Drug Hypersensitivity (10)Hypotension (8)Rash (8)Agitation (7)Rash Maculo-Papular (7)Pyrexia (6)Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy (5)Encephalopathy (5)Chorioamnionitis (4)Herpes Zoster (4)

Below are a few examples of reports where side effects / adverse reactions may be related to Ampicillin. For a complete list or a specific selection of reports, please use the links above.

Possible Ampicillin side effects in 65 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Korea, Republic of on 2012-08-22

Patient: 65 year old female

Reactions: Drug Resistance, Deafness

Adverse event resulted in: disablity

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Ampicillin
    Indication: Meningitis Pneumococcal

Rocephin
    Indication: Meningitis Pneumococcal

Vancomycin
    Indication: Meningitis Pneumococcal



Possible Ampicillin side effects in male

Reported by a pharmacist from United States on 2012-08-22

Patient: male, weighing 3.8 kg (8.4 pounds)

Reactions: Product Formulation Issue, Drug Dispensing Error

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Gentamicin
    Dosage: 15mg q24 hours iv 0500 daily
    Indication: Pneumonia
    Start date: 2012-08-02
    End date: 2012-08-05

Gentamicin
    Dosage: 15mg q24 hours iv 0500 daily
    Indication: Sepsis
    Start date: 2012-08-02
    End date: 2012-08-05

Ampicillin
    Dosage: 193mg q8 hours iv last dose 0635
    Indication: Pneumonia
    Start date: 2012-08-02
    End date: 2012-08-05

Ampicillin
    Dosage: 193mg q8 hours iv last dose 0635
    Indication: Sepsis
    Start date: 2012-08-02
    End date: 2012-08-05

Other drugs received by patient: Erythromycin; Sterile Water FOR Injection; Vitamin K TAB; Hepatitis B Vaccine



Possible Ampicillin side effects in

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-07-23

Patient:

Reactions: Drug Hypersensitivity

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Amoxicillin
    Dosage: unk

Ampicillin
    Dosage: unk

Bactrim
    Dosage: unk

Cymbalta
    Dosage: unk

Azithromycin
    Dosage: unk



Possible Ampicillin side effects in 70 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from Italy on 2012-07-23

Patient: 70 year old male

Reactions: Drug Level Increased, Rash Maculo-Papular

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Alfuzosin HCL

Phenytoin Sodium
    Dosage: 1 df = 4 doses/day strength:250mg/5ml
    Indication: Convulsion
    Start date: 2012-05-16
    End date: 2012-05-29

Acyclovir
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Convulsion
    Start date: 2012-05-16
    End date: 2012-06-06

Prostigmina
    Dosage: 1df=0.5mg/ml.

Lantus

Omeprazole
    Administration route: Oral

Merrem
    Indication: Encephalitis
    Start date: 2012-05-29
    End date: 2012-05-31

Enoxaparin Sodium
    Dosage: 1 dose

Lasix
    Dosage: 3 doses

Omnipaque 140
    Indication: Computerised Tomogram
    Start date: 2012-05-29

Acetylsalicylic Acid SRT
    Administration route: Oral

Keppra
    Dosage: 2 doses
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Convulsion
    Start date: 2012-05-19
    End date: 2012-06-06

Ampicillin
    Indication: Encephalitis
    Start date: 2012-05-19
    End date: 2012-05-29

Glicorest
    Dosage: 3 doses
    Administration route: Oral

Calcium Gluconate

Decadron



Possible Ampicillin side effects in 70 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-07-18

Patient: 70 year old female, weighing 79.0 kg (173.8 pounds)

Reactions: Hypersensitivity, Gait Disturbance

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Warfarin Sodium

Coumadin
    Dosage: discontinued in 2004 or 2005

Ampicillin

Other drugs received by patient: Pradaxa; Metoprolol Succinate; Aspirin; Insulin; Lotrel



Possible Ampicillin side effects in male

Reported by a physician from Italy on 2012-07-17

Patient: male

Reactions: Rash Maculo-Papular

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Ampicillin
    Indication: Encephalitis
    Start date: 2012-05-19
    End date: 2012-05-29

Phenytoin Sodium
    Dosage: 250mg/5 ml injectable solution; 4 df daily
    Indication: Convulsion
    Start date: 2012-05-16
    End date: 2012-05-29

Merrem
    Dosage: 1000 mg powder for injactable solution; 3 g daily
    Indication: Encephalitis
    Start date: 2012-05-29
    End date: 2012-05-31

Other drugs received by patient: Alfuzosin Hydrochloride; Acyclovir; Prostigmina; Gluconate Calcium; Optiray 160; Decadron; Keppra; Enoxaparin Sodium; Lasix; Omnipaque (Iohexol); Aspirin; Glicorest; Lantus; Omeprazole



Possible Ampicillin side effects in 70 year old male

Reported by a physician from Italy on 2012-07-16

Patient: 70 year old male

Reactions: Drug Level Increased, Rash Maculo-Papular

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Ampicillin
    Dosage: 12 g, 1x/day
    Indication: Encephalitis
    Start date: 2012-05-19
    End date: 2012-05-29

Merrem
    Dosage: 3 g, 1x/day
    Indication: Encephalitis
    Start date: 2012-05-29
    End date: 2012-05-31

Phenytoin Sodium
    Dosage: 4 df, 1x/day
    Indication: Convulsion
    Start date: 2012-05-16
    End date: 2012-05-29

Other drugs received by patient: Acetylsalicylic Acid; Decadron; Omeprazole; Aciclovir; Metformin HCL; Lasix; Omnipaque 140; Alfuzosin Hydrochloride; Keppra; Prostigmina; Calcium Gluconate; Enoxaparin Sodium; Optiray 160; Lantus



Possible Ampicillin side effects in 26 year old female

Reported by a physician from Belgium on 2012-07-12

Patient: 26 year old female

Reactions: Agitation, Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction, Relapsing Fever, Hypotension, Drug Hypersensitivity, Encephalitis, Rash

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Acyclovir

Ampicillin

Other drugs received by patient: Doxycycline HCL; Ceftriaxone



Possible Ampicillin side effects in 26 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Belgium on 2012-07-11

Patient: 26 year old female

Reactions: Agitation, Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction, Hypotension, Drug Hypersensitivity, Rash

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Ceftriaxone
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Ampicillin
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Doxycycline
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Acyclovir Sodium
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication



Possible Ampicillin side effects in 42 year old male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Spain on 2012-07-10

Patient: 42 year old male

Reactions: Type IV Hypersensitivity Reaction, Rash Maculo-Papular, Rash Pruritic

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Ampicillin



Possible Ampicillin side effects in 26 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Belgium on 2012-07-10

Patient: 26 year old female

Reactions: Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Acyclovir
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Encephalitis

Ampicillin
    Dosage: unk

Ceftriaxone Sodium
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Encephalitis

Doxycycline
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Encephalitis



Possible Ampicillin side effects in 26 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Belgium on 2012-07-06

Patient: 26 year old female

Reactions: Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event, hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Ampicillin

Ceftriaxone

Acyclovir

Doxycycline



Possible Ampicillin side effects in

Reported by a individual with unspecified qualification from Belgium on 2012-07-04

Patient:

Reactions: Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Acyclovir
    Indication: Evidence Based Treatment

Ceftriaxone
    Dosage: unk, unknown
    Indication: Encephalitis

Doxycycline Hyclate
    Dosage: unk, unknown
    Indication: Encephalitis

Doxycycline Hyclate
    Indication: Evidence Based Treatment

Ampicillin
    Indication: Evidence Based Treatment

Acyclovir
    Dosage: unk, unknown
    Indication: Encephalitis

Ceftriaxone
    Indication: Evidence Based Treatment

Ampicillin
    Dosage: unk, unknown
    Indication: Encephalitis



Possible Ampicillin side effects in 26 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Belgium on 2012-07-02

Patient: 26 year old female

Reactions: Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction, Hypotension, Encephalopathy, Rash

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Ceftriaxone
    Dosage: unknown
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Doxycycline Hyclate
    Dosage: unknown
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Acyclovir
    Dosage: unknown
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Ampicillin
    Dosage: unknown
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication



Possible Ampicillin side effects in 26 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Canada on 2012-06-29

Patient: 26 year old female

Reactions: Vomiting, Normal Newborn, Nausea, Pregnancy

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Ampicillin

Cephalexin

Olanzapine

Nicotine
    Dosage: formulation: patch

Senna-Mint WAF

Diphenhydramine HCL

Clotrimazole

Metoclopramide

Clonazepam

Doxylamine Succinate

Citalopram Hydrobromide

Hydromorphone HCL

Oxycodone HCL

Acetaminophen

Cefazolin

Gentamicin

Oxazepam

Propranolol

Acetaminophen and Codeine Phosphate

Indomethacin

Docusate Sodium

Ginger

Pyridoxine HCL

Ranitidine



Possible Ampicillin side effects in 26 year old female

Reported by a physician from Belgium on 2012-06-28

Patient: 26 year old female

Reactions: Hypotension, Encephalopathy, Rash

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Doxycycline
    Dosage: empirical

Acyclovir
    Dosage: empirical

Ceftriaxone
    Dosage: empirical

Ampicillin
    Dosage: empirical



Possible Ampicillin side effects in 26 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Belgium on 2012-06-25

Patient: 26 year old female

Reactions: Agitation, Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction, Hypotension, Encephalopathy, Rash

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Ampicillin
    Dosage: empirical

Doxycycline
    Dosage: empirical

Ceftriaxone
    Dosage: empirical

Acyclovir
    Dosage: empirical



Possible Ampicillin side effects in 26 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Belgium on 2012-06-25

Patient: 26 year old female

Reactions: Agitation, Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction, Hypotension, Encephalopathy, Rash

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Acyclovir
    Dosage: empirical

Doxycycline
    Dosage: empirical

Ceftriaxone
    Dosage: empirical

Ampicillin
    Dosage: empirical



Possible Ampicillin side effects in 26 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Belgium on 2012-06-21

Patient: 26 year old female

Reactions: Agitation, Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction, Hypotension, Condition Aggravated, Encephalopathy, Rash

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Ceftriaxone

Ampicillin

Doxycycline

Other drugs received by patient: Acyclovir



Possible Ampicillin side effects in male

Reported by a physician from Italy on 2012-06-21

Patient: male

Reactions: Rash Maculo-Papular

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Merrem
    Indication: Encephalitis
    Start date: 2012-05-29
    End date: 2012-05-31

Ampicillin
    Indication: Encephalitis
    Start date: 2012-05-19
    End date: 2012-05-29

Phenytoin Sodium
    Dosage: 250 mg / 5 ml, 4 doasge form daily
    Indication: Convulsion
    Start date: 2012-05-16
    End date: 2012-05-29

Other drugs received by patient: Alfuzosin Hydrochloride; Glicorest; Keppra; Prostigmina; Acyclovir; Optiray 160; Gluconate Calcium; Omeprazole; Decadron; Aspirin; Enoxaparin Sodium; Lantus; Lasix



Possible Ampicillin side effects in 21 year old male

Reported by a physician from Austria on 2012-06-20

Patient: 21 year old male

Reactions: Toxicity To Various Agents, Varicella, Thrombocytopenia

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event, hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Ampicillin



Possible Ampicillin side effects in 70 year old male

Reported by a physician from Italy on 2012-06-18

Patient: 70 year old male

Reactions: Drug Level Increased, Rash Maculo-Papular

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Merrem
    Dosage: 3 g, 1x/day
    Indication: Encephalitis
    Start date: 2012-05-29
    End date: 2012-05-31

Phenytoin Sodium
    Dosage: 4 df, 1x/day
    Indication: Convulsion
    Start date: 2012-05-16
    End date: 2012-05-29

Ampicillin
    Dosage: 12 g, 1x/day
    Indication: Encephalitis
    Start date: 2012-05-19
    End date: 2012-05-29

Other drugs received by patient: Alfuzosin Hydrochloride; Metformin HCL; Acetylsalicylic Acid; Lantus; Enoxaparin Sodium; Calcium Gluconate; Omeprazole; Lasix; Aciclovir; Keppra; Optiray 160; Prostigmina; Decadron



Possible Ampicillin side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-06-11

Patient: female

Reactions: Asthma, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Congenital Central Nervous System Anomaly, Meningitis Neonatal, Strabismus, Pharyngotonsillitis, Developmental Delay, Intraventricular Haemorrhage Neonatal, Patent Ductus Arteriosus, Emotional Disorder, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Cleft LIP and Palate, Apgar Score LOW, Premature Baby, Malocclusion, Abnormal Behaviour, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, Nasal Septum Deviation, Lung Disorder, Sepsis, Enlarged Clitoris, Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder, Sleep Apnoea Syndrome

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Topamax
    Indication: Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy
    Start date: 2001-01-01
    End date: 2007-01-01

Prometrium
    Indication: Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy

Nifedipine
    Indication: Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy

Terbutaline
    Indication: Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy

Lithium Carbonate
    Indication: Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy

Clindamycin
    Indication: Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy

Lexapro
    Indication: Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy

Zithromax
    Indication: Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy

Betamethasone
    Indication: Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy

Ampicillin
    Indication: Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy



Possible Ampicillin side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-06-06

Patient: female

Reactions: Emotional Distress, Chorioamnionitis, Bipolar Disorder, Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy, Premature Delivery

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Bipolar Disorder

Zithromax
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Prometrium
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Pregnancy

Topamax
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Anxiety
    Start date: 2001-01-01
    End date: 2007-01-01

Lithium Carbonate
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Bipolar Disorder

Betamethasone
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Clindamycin
    Indication: Bacterial Infection

Topamax
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Bipolar Disorder
    Start date: 2001-01-01
    End date: 2007-01-01

Nifedipine
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Ampicillin
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Terbutaline
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Premature Labour



Possible Ampicillin side effects in 21 year old male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Austria on 2012-06-05

Patient: 21 year old male

Reactions: Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase Increased, Pancytopenia, Pyrexia, Hepatic Enzyme Increased, Herpes Zoster, Cerebral Thrombosis, Pancreatic Enzymes Increased, Thrombocytopenia

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Ampicillin



Possible Ampicillin side effects in female

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-06-04

Patient: female

Reactions: Drug Hypersensitivity

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Codeine
    Dosage: unk

Ampicillin
    Dosage: unk

Septra
    Dosage: unk



Possible Ampicillin side effects in 21 year old male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Austria on 2012-06-01

Patient: 21 year old male

Reactions: Pancytopenia, Pyrexia, Candidiasis, Herpes Zoster

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Cefotaxime

Linezolid

Ampicillin



Possible Ampicillin side effects in 21 year old male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Austria on 2012-05-31

Patient: 21 year old male

Reactions: Methaemoglobinaemia, Pancytopenia, Pyrexia, Herpes Zoster, Bacteraemia, Brain Abscess, Cerebral Thrombosis, Thrombocytopenia, Candidiasis

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Dexamethasone

Infliximab
    Dosage: 5 mg/kg body weight
    Indication: Hidradenitis

Fosfomycin

Etanercept
    Dosage: 50 mg/week
    Indication: Hidradenitis

Cefotaxime

Moxifloxacin
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Bacterial Infection

Dapsone
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Hidradenitis

Linezolid

Clindamycin
    Indication: Bacterial Infection

Ampicillin

Doripenem
    Indication: Bacteraemia



Possible Ampicillin side effects in 21 year old male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Austria on 2012-05-24

Patient: 21 year old male

Reactions: Methaemoglobinaemia, Pancytopenia, Pyrexia, Herpes Zoster, Bacteraemia, Brain Abscess, Cerebral Thrombosis, Thrombocytopenia, Candidiasis

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Etanercept
    Dosage: 50 mg/week
    Indication: Hidradenitis

Dapsone
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Hidradenitis

Ampicillin

Clindamycin
    Indication: Bacterial Infection

Dexamethasone

Doripenem
    Indication: Bacteraemia

Infliximab
    Dosage: 5 mg/kg body weight
    Indication: Hidradenitis

Moxifloxacin
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Bacterial Infection

Fosfomycin

Linezolid

Cefotaxime



Possible Ampicillin side effects in female

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-05-22

Patient: female

Reactions: Drug Hypersensitivity

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Ampicillin
    Dosage: unk

Codeine Sulfate
    Dosage: unk

Septra
    Dosage: unk

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