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  1. i am a student trying to drug sheets on ampicillin and caffiene used on a neonate...i can find plenty of side effects on ampicillin for adults but not pedi or neonate... i have nothing in my drug book regarding caffiene so if anyone has any good websites i would love to know

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  3. by   TexasPediRN
    CafCit (caffiene citrate) Side Effects/Study: is one of my favorite sites to use for looking up drugs, as well as - you should try both.

    Also, if neither of those work- I recommend calling a hospital or regular pharmacy and asking them for information on the drugs- most places have 'inserts' of drugs that they might be willing to give you a copy of.

    Also remember, caffeine is a stimulant, so side effects may include restlessness, tachycardia, etc.
    Ampicillin is an antibiotic- it kills bacteria (as well as the good bacteria in the intestinal tract) so it can cause diarrhea, a very common side effect, as well as nausea and vomiting. Ampicillin and Gentamycin are 2 antibiotics given to neonates to prevent infection, and are very strong.

    I hope this helps!
  4. by   MissJoRN
    If you need more neonatal drug help in the future, try the book "NeoFax" On the nursing unit or maybe in your hospital library. There is a PDA version, if you have one... I think Ross Pediatrics offers a free version.
    Also Harriet Lane, another peds floor/nursery must-have has a lot of drug info in the center.