Active Ingredient(s): Bacampicillin
FDA Approved: * December 22, 1980
Pharm Company: * PFIZER
Category: Antibiotics

Bacampicillin (INN) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is a prodrug of ampicillin with improved oral bioavailability.[1] It is sold under the brand names Spectrobid (Pfizer) and Penglobe (AstraZeneca). Synthesis Semi-synthetic antibiotic related to penicillin. The relatively small chemical difference between ampicillin and benzylpenicillin not only allows for substantial oral activity but also results in a substantial broadening of antimicrobial spectrum so as to allow for use ... [wikipedia]

* May have multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or labelers.