Coffee Charcoal - Ampicillin Interaction
Herbal: Coffee Charcoal
Also Known As: Café Arabica, Café Carbonisé, Café Robusta, Caféier d'Arabie, Caféier Robusta, Carbón de Café, Charbon de Café, Coffeae Carbo
Brand names: Principen, Omnipen-N, Omnipen, Rimacillin, Penbritin
Medical Content Editor Dr. Brian Staiger, PharmD
Last updated Jul 22, 2023
Ampicillin is classified as belonging to the following category: Oral Drugs
Coffee charcoal can reduce the absorption of orally administered drugs and should be separated from oral drug administration by at least two hours.
Likelihood of OccurrenceProbable
Interaction has not been documented in well-controlled studies, however, the interaction has been demonstrated in some small human studies or in controlled animal studies in conjunction with multiple case reports.
- Blumenthal M, ed. The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Trans. S. Klein. Boston, MA: American Botanical Council, 1998.
Coffee Charcoal Overview
Ampicillin is used to treat certain infections that are caused by bacteria such as meningitis (infection of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord); and infections of the throat, sinuses, lungs, reproductive organs, urinary tract, and gastrointestinal tract. Ampicillin is in a class of medications called penicillins. It works by killing bacteria.
Antibiotics such as ampicillin will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. Taking antibiotics when they are not needed increases your risk of getting an infection later that resists antibiotic treatment.
Coffee Charcoal - More Interactions
Coffee Charcoal interacts with 1987 drugs
Interaction Rating Key
These severity listings are for informational use only. Never start, stop or otherwise change your therapy before speaking with your provider.
|Major||The combined use of these agents is strongly discouraged as serious side effects or other negative outcomes could occur.|
|Moderate||Use cautiously under the care of a healthcare professional or avoid this combination. A significant interaction or negative outcome could occur.|
|Minor||Be aware that there is a chance of an interaction. Watch for warning signs of a potential interaction.|
|Unknown||No interactions have been reported or no interaction data is currently available.|
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