What is binotal?
Binotal is the commercial brand of a medicine that uses ampicillin as its active ingredient, a semi-synthetic chemical compound belonging to the line of broad-spectrum antibiotic drugs with bactericidal® action, witheffect on some bacteria that cause infections in the body.
To highlight: This commercial pharmaceutical product is made in Mexico by the company namedLaboratorios Química Son’s, S.A. de C.V. (1)
What is the binotal for?
- Thanks to the mechanism of action of its active ingredient, binotal®acts by inhibiting the synthesis of the bacterial cell wall, preventing the development and reproduction of susceptible bacteria and thuseliminates infectionscaused by these pathogenic microorganisms. (2)
- It is used to treat:
Dosage and routes of administration of binotal
The presentation of binotal® is in a box with capsules containing ampicillin trihydrate,equivalent to 500 mg of ampicillin. The administrationis orally and the dosage as a reference can be the following:
- Adults and children over 14 years of age: One tablet every 6 hours or 1 g every 8 hours, according to the judgment of the treating physician.
Binotal Side Effects
Clinical data indicate that therapeutic treatment with binotal® may cause some of the following adverse effects in a certain patient population:
- Possible allergic reactions due to contact with any component of the formula.
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing, wheezing.
- Fever and stomach cramps.
- Glossitis, stomatitis, nausea and vomiting .
- Enterocolitis, pseudomembranous colitis and diarrhea .
- Rash risk.
- Erythematous skin rash with itching and hives.
- Anaemia , thrombocytopenia, and thrombocytopenic purpura.
- Eosinophilia, leukopenia and agranulocytosis.
- May cause seizures in patients with renal insufficiency.
Important: If you notice the appearance of any of these symptoms or another not included in the list, please stop using it and notify your doctor .
Contraindications and warnings of binotal
The use of binotal® is contraindicated in the following cases:
- Hypersensitivity to any of the components of the formula, to penicillins or with sensitivity to cephalosporins.
- Patients with infectious mononucleosis and other viral diseases.
- People with prosthetics such as heart valves.
- in leukemic disease.
- In patients at particularly high risk of endocarditis.
- During the first trimester of pregnancy.
- During breastfeeding without medical supervision.
You should know: Before starting treatment with this drug, provide all the information regarding your health history to your doctor.
Avoid if you have:
- History of hypersensitivity to ampicillin, penicillins and cephalosporins.
- Pharmacological products such as binotal®, must be administered with a prescription or medical prescription.
- Do not use this medicine after the expiration date.
- Follow your doctor’s instructions during drug therapy.
- It should be administered for a period of not less than 7 continuous days, in streptococcal infections .
- Do not leave this product within the reach of children.
- Do not exceed the dose indicated by your doctor.
- Keep this drug stored in a cool, dry place.
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