Bacampicillin (INN) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is a prodrug of ampicillin with improved oral bioavailability.
It is sold under the brand names Spectrobid (Pfizer) and Penglobe (AstraZeneca).
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 ...