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Ampicillin

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Ampicillin (ampicillin systemic) is a member of the drug class aminopenicillins and is used to treat Bacteremia, Bacterial Endocarditis Prevention, Bacterial Infection, Bronchitis, Endocarditis, Gastroenteritis, Intraabdominal Infection, Kidney Infections, Leptospirosis, Meningitis, Otitis Media, Peritonitis, Pharyngitis, Pneumonia, Prevention of Perinatal Group B Streptococcal Disease, Septicemia, Shigellosis, Sinusitis, Skin or Soft Tissue Infection, Surgical Prophylaxis, Typhoid Fever, Upper Respiratory Tract Infection and Urinary Tract Infection.

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Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

J01CA01,S01AA19

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0000069-53-4

Chemical Formula

C16-H19-N3-O4-S

Molecular Weight

349

Therapeutic Categories

Beta-lactam antibacterial: Penicillin with extended spectrum

Beta-lactam antibacterial: Beta-lactamase sensitive penicillin

Chemical Name

(-)-6-(2-amino-2-phenylacetamido)-3,3-dimetyl-7-oxo-4-tia-1-azabicyclo[3.2.0]heptane-2-carboxylic acid (WHO)

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Ampicillin (OS: BAN, USAN)
  • Ampicilline (OS: DCF)
  • Anhydrous Ampicillin (OS: JAN)
  • AY 6108 (IS: Ayerst)
  • BA 7305 (IS)
  • Bayer 5427 (IS: Bayer)
  • BRL 1341 (IS)
  • Geocillin (IS)
  • HI 63 (IS: ToyoJozo)
  • P 50 (IS)
  • SQ 17382 (IS)
  • Ampicillin (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • Ampicillin, anhydrous (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Ampicillin, Wasserfreies (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Ampicilline anhydre (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Ampicillinum (PH: Ph. Int. 4)
  • Ampicillinum anhydricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Anhydrous Ampicillin (PH: JP XVI)
  • Ampicillin Sodium (OS: USAN, JAN, BANM)
  • Sodium P-50 (IS)
  • Ampicillin Sodium (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • Ampicillin sodium (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Ampicilline sodique (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Ampicillin-Natrium (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Ampicillinum natricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Ampicillin Hydrate (OS: JAN)
  • Ampicillin Trihydrate (OS: BANM)
  • Ampicillin Hydrate (PH: JP XVI)
  • Ampicillin trihydrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Ampicillin Trihydrate (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Ampicilline trihydratée (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Ampicillin-Trihydrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Ampicillinum Trihydratum (PH: Ph. Int. 2)
  • Ampicillinum trihydricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

International Drug Name Search

Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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