General Spectrum of Activity
Therapy of Streptococcal and Enterococcal infections as well as susceptible gram negative infections.
Commonly used for respiratory infections and urinary tract infections.
Allopurinol - increased rash
Good step down agent from IV ampicillin
Ampicillin susceptibility implies amoxicillin susceptibility
Oral amoxicillin has better tolerability and bioavailability than oral ampicillin
Antimicrobial class: Aminopenicillin
Pregnancy category: B
Average serum half life: 1 hour
Biliary penetration: Therapeutic
CSF penetration: Limited - use IV ampicillin for meningitis
Lung penetration: Therapeutic
Urine penetration: Therapeutic