Ampicillin


It is an antibiotic, mostly used to combat different bacterial infections. It is closely related to penicillin, being a semi-synthetic version of it. As the years 1950 and 1961 went by, it was discovered, where Beecham’s labs used to be, it was discovered; The reason for the research was to find penicillin derivatives with greater resistance and strength, to avoid the strains that managed to neutralize the effects of the former. It is classified as an aminopenicillin, being one of the main ones, along with the one known as amoxicillin.

It is administered orally and is absorbed, binding to some proteins; In addition, it penetrates bacteria, interfering with cell walls and preventing their reproduction, leading them to unite with some proteins belonging to ampicillin, although some contain strains that are not very sensitive to its effect. Enterococci, salmonella, listeria, shigella, staphylococci, and streptococci are bacteria that can be killed with the use of ampicillin. These germs cause terrible diseases, such as meningitis, salmonellosis, listeriosis, pneumonia and infections in the urinary tract.

Similarly, it also produces some side effects in individuals who use it, such as diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, infections in the genital areas, hives, abdominal pain and bronchial obstruction. Likewise, it is used in scientific research to be able to trap some genes and insert them into bacteria, to be able to observe how they react and the effects that this foreign entity within the germ causes; Ampicillin comes into play when the bacteria is cultured, that is, created and multiplied, within a crowded environment.