Klebsiella pneumoniae (C&W)
Ampicillin

Ampicillin

Low
N/A

General Information

Pathogen directed therapy for CNS, intravascular, intraabdominal, urinary and other infections especially Enterococcus and Listeria.

Used as part of the preterm prelabour rupture of membranes (PPROM) protocol.

Pregnancy: Compatible

Breastfeeding: Compatible

Allergy and rash as for all beta-lactams. EBV related rash (not allergy).

Rare: cytopenias

  • Contraindicated in patients with true penicillin allergies.
  • Ampicillin shares a common structural side chain with cephalexin, therefore, there is an increased risk of allergy cross reaction between these agents.
    • Please refer to penicillin and beta lactam allergy management tool and cross reactivity table.

Antimicrobial class: aminopenicillin