NCLEX RN Practice Question # 783

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 783.


nclex examination



Generic Name: Ampicillin

Trade Name: Principen


skin infections, soft tissue infections, otitis media, sinusitis, respiratory infections, GU infections, meningitis, septicemia.


Bactericidal, broader spectrum than penicillin, binds to cell wall leading to bacterial cell death.

Therapeutic Class: anti-infective

Pharmacologic Class: aminopenicillin

Nursing Considerations:

  • Contraindicated in penicillin allergy, use caution in renal insufficiency
  • May lead to seizures, diarrhea, anaphylaxes, super infection
  • Assess for infection
  • Monitor liver function tests
  • Instruct patient on signs of super infection: fury over growth on tongue, vaginal itching, loose and foul smelling stool
  • Pt should not use with oral contraceptive use.

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