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Is Amoxicillin better than Ampicillin?

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7 Sep 2009

Both the antibiotics amoxicillin and ampicillin belong to the penicillin class of antibiotics and are similar in effectiveness.

Amoxicillin is easier to take - it doesn't matter how it is taken in relation to food.

Ampicillin is usually taken four times a day and must be taken on an empty stomach.
Amoxicillin is usually taken three times a day with or without food.

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