Ampicillin for cystitis features and how to take it right

Ampicillin is a semi-synthetic antimicrobial drug. And it belongs to the penicillin group.

This drug has many actions. And can have a bactericidal effect on gram-positive and gram-negative aerobic microorganisms. Due to this, it is quite often used for the treatment of infectious diseases.

Ampicillin for cystitis

If cystitis occurs in an acute form in this case, it is necessary to start treatment as soon as possible. The bacterial type of cystitis is excellent for treatment with antibacterial drugs of the penicillin series, and especially Ampicillin. Before starting therapy for cystitis, it is necessary to accurately diagnose its cause. Depending on the causes of the inflammatory process of the bladder mucosa, appropriate drugs will be prescribed for treatment.

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Quite often, Ampicillin is prescribed specifically for the treatment of bacterial cystitis. He easily copes with Escherichia coli, staphylococci, streptococci. Treatment of an acute form of cystitis must begin with intravenous injections, and after the patient’s general condition has improved, it is possible to switch to pills. The dose is prescribed strictly individually based on the personal characteristics of each person.

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Does it help

Therapy of cystitis with antibacterial drugs begins only after an accurate diagnosis of the disease provocateur microorganism and determination of sensitivity to drugs. If a person has chronic cystitis, doctors recommend drugs of the fluoroquinolone group:

  • Ofloxacin
  • Norfloxacin
  • Ciprofloxacin

All of these medications have a detrimental effect on the microorganisms that caused cystitis. The main feature of Ampicillin is hyperactivity in eliminating pathogenic flora, even if Pseudomonas aeruginosa was detected.

The entire success of the treatment of cystitis with Ampicillin primarily depends on the correctness of the prescribed dosage and the duration of the treatment course.

Indications to application

Taking Ampicillin is prescribed only for infectious diseases. Which are more sensitive to the components of this drug. Such diseases include:

  • Diseases of the inflammatory process of the ENT organs (sinusitis, pharyngitis, otitis media, bronchitis).
  • Urological diseases (pyelitis, cystitis, prostatitis, pyelonephritis).
  • Pathology of the gastrointestinal tract (dysentery, salmonellosis, typhus).
  • Diseases of the skin and soft tissues.
  • Meningitis.
  • Peritonitis.
  • Scarlet fever.
  • Sepsis.


Contraindications for the use of Ampicillin are the following pathologies:

  • Allergic reaction to the components of the drug.
  • Leukemia.
  • Children under 6 years of age.
  • Pregnancy, lactation.
  • Mononucleosis.

Instructions, dosages and how to take it correctly

This drug is recommended to be taken only after a doctor’s prescription. Before use, it is necessary to conduct an analysis to determine the sensitivity of the bladder mucosa.

For adults for oral administration, one dose is 250450 4 mg times a day, one tablet.

For children over six years old with a body weight above 20 kilograms, a single dose is 12-24 mg, taken every 7 hours. As for intravenous administration, a single dose for adults is 250-450 mg every 4 hours. For young children, one dosage of 25-30 mg per kilogram of weight. The maximum daily dose for the treatment of adults is 14 g. The course of all Ampicillin therapy depends on the severity of the disease.

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Svetlana Borszavich

General practitioner, cardiologist, with active work in therapy, gastroenterology, cardiology, rheumatology, immunology with allergology.
Fluent in general clinical methods for the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, as well as electrocardiography, echocardiography, monitoring of cholera on an ECG and daily monitoring of blood pressure.
The treatment complex developed by the author significantly helps with cerebrovascular injuries and metabolic disorders in the brain and vascular diseases: hypertension and complications caused by diabetes.
The author is a member of the European Society of Therapists, a regular participant in scientific conferences and congresses in the field of cardiology and general medicine. She has repeatedly participated in a research program at a private university in Japan in the field of reconstructive medicine.