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What should I know about ampicillin and sulbactam before taking it?

Ampicillin-sulbactam (Unasyn) is only useful to treat infections caused by susceptible bacteria. It should not be used to treat viral infections. If you have had an allergic reaction to amoxicillin or another penicillin antibiotic, to sulbactam or to another ingredient in this medication, you probably should not take this drug. People who have mononucleosis, who have heart or kidney disease, who are taking a tetracycline antibiotic or who have had or will get a typhoid vaccination, may not be able to receive this medication. In addition, this drug can cause side effects. Before you take it, you should be aware of the possible side effects and what to do if they occur.

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