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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