Can Ampicillin Be Replaced By Amoxicillin?
Can pisillin be replaced with amoxicillin?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Both ampicillin and amoxicilin, both of which are antibiotics that are often used as a first line treatment for bacterial infections. This drug is also considered quite safe for pregnant women, and comes from the same class of drugs namely penicillin.
Although more or less the same, these two drugs are still two different drugs. And because this is a prescription drug, you cannot just replace it without your doctor's approval. So if you intend to replace it, our advice should you go back to the doctor who prescribed the drug to determine whether it really needs to be replaced, and made a prescription.
So if you have the condition now that you intend to replace it because the medicine has run out, keep trying first to look elsewhere, at another pharmacy, at another health center, or at another hospital. This drug should not be difficult to find because indeed as we said, this drug is included in the first line. If there isn't, don't buy antibiotics on your own and it's better to check yourself again, maybe to the same or different doctor, to get another type of antibiotic. Do not forget to say that you have searched and did not get it, if that's the problem. If the problem is that you feel that you are allergic to the drug, this needs to be confirmed in advance by examination, not immediately replaced.
In essence, with any prescription drug or any drug labeled in red, you may not buy, use, continue, replace stop, increase or decrease the dosage and type without doctor's advice and supervision. So, hopefully answering your question.