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Whats the difference between amoxicillin and ampicillin?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics

In brief: One oral, one IV

Both are actually the same medicine, but Amoxicillin is the oral form of the medication and Ampicillin is the IV form of the medicine.
I have actually also seen a few times oral Ampicillin listed as being available, but usually the oral form that is most stable and palatable is the amoxicillin.

In brief: One oral, one IV

Both are actually the same medicine, but Amoxicillin is the oral form of the medication and Ampicillin is the IV form of the medicine.
I have actually also seen a few times oral Ampicillin listed as being available, but usually the oral form that is most stable and palatable is the amoxicillin.
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