Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

US Brand Name

  1. Amoxil
  2. Bactocill
  3. Bicillin L-A
  4. Cloxapen
  5. Crysticillin
  6. Dynapen
  7. Geocillin
  8. Nafcil
  9. Pfizerpen
  10. Pipracil
  11. Principen
  12. Staphcillin
  13. Ticar
  14. Veetids

Canadian Brand Name

  1. Amoxil Pediatric
  2. Ampicillin Sodium
  3. Apo-Amoxi
  4. Apo-Amoxi Sugar-Free
  5. Apo-Pen-Vk
  6. Gen-Amoxicillin
  7. Med Amoxicillin
  8. Nadopen V 200
  9. Nadopen V 400
  10. Novamoxin
  11. Novamoxin Reduced Sugar


Penicillins are used to treat infections caused by bacteria. They work by killing the bacteria or preventing their growth.

There are several different kinds of penicillins. Each is used to treat different kinds of infections. One kind of penicillin usually may not be used in place of another. In addition, penicillins are used to treat bacterial infections in many different parts of the body. They are sometimes given with other antibacterial medicines (antibiotics). Some of the penicillins may also be used for other problems as determined by your doctor. However, none of the penicillins will work for colds, flu, or other virus infections.

Penicillins are available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Powder for Solution
  • Tablet
  • Solution
  • Suspension
  • Capsule
  • Powder for Suspension
  • Tablet, Chewable
  • Tablet, Extended Release