Ampicillin Trihydrate

Usual solid dosage form
Capsules
Available as a liquid
Yes
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes- oral suspension
Liquid strengths
125mg/5mL, 250mg/5mL
Liquid sugar free or not
No
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
No
Available as soluble tablets
No
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
No
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
No
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Not recommended. Enteral ampicillin is poorly absorbed.
Available as other formulations?
Injection
Note
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Film coated
No
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Ampicillin
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing/opening capsules is not recommended.