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What are the side effects of ampicillin and sulbactam?

Ampicillin-sulbactam (Unasyn) can cause side effects, including diarrhea and inflammation or discomfort at the injection site. Tell your doctor if these side effects persist or are severe. More serious side effects are possible and you should contact your doctor right away if you experience them. These include: symptoms of an allergic reaction to ampicillin-sulbactam, such as severe itching, a rash or hives, swelling of the face or mouth or trouble breathing. Other severe reactions include: severe diarrhea, chest pain, chills or fever, bloody stools, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, bruising and bleeding and vein inflammation. Like other antibiotics, this medication may cause yeast infections, characterized by vaginal discharge or vaginal irritation, and thrush, characterized by white patches in the mouth.

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