type = combo
component1 = Ampicillin
class1 = Moderate-spectrum
component2 = Flucloxacillin
ATC_prefix = J01
ATC_suffix = CR50
routes_of_administration = Oral, intravenous
Co-fluampicil is the
British Approved Name, for the combination of ampicillinand flucloxacillinβ-lactam antibiotics (trade name Magnapen).
Ampicillin is a moderate spectrum penicillin antibiotic with good cover against
Group A streptococcal infectionwhilst Flucloxacillin is a narrow spectrum antibiotic with cover against Staphylococcus aureus. The combination covers the two most likely bacteria in cellulitisinfections in the arm or leg.
As Co-fluampicil 250/250 capsules containing 250mg of each component, Co-fluampicil 125/125 syrup or as Co-fluampicil 250/250 powder for reconstruction for
Typical oral dosage is Co-fluampicil 250/250 four times a day, doubled in severe infection and half the dose for children under 10 years.
As per the individual components with stomach or bowel upset from the Flucloxacillin being the most common. Both parts are members of the
penicillinfamily of antibiotics, and therefore should not be taken by patients allergic to penicillin. See Flucloxacillinfor additional contraindications.
British National Formulary'50' September 2005
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