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Used for: Susceptible bacterial infections

What is Ampiclox?

Ampiclox is a brand medication that contains Ampicillin and Cloxacillin, both belong to the class of penicillin antibiotics. They kill bacteria by interrupting the integrity of bacterial cell walls. Ampiclox is used to treat various susceptible bacterial infections.

How to use it?

Ampiclox is available as capsules. 


For adults with susceptible infections, take 250mg/250mg four times a day. In severe cases, the daily dose may go up to 12 capsules daily.

For children with susceptible infections, take 125mg/125mg four times a day.

What are the side effects of Ampiclox?

Common side effects of Ampicillin include diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting, flatulence, stomach pain and skin rashes.

Who should not take Ampiclox?

  • Anyone who has an allergy to penicillins.

Pharmacist Tips:

  • Antibiotics like Ampiclox may reduce the effectiveness of oral contraceptives. Consider using another form of contraception while taking Ampiclox (ie. wear a condom)
  • Complete the entire course of this antibiotic as it may cause bacterial resistance.

Common dosing schedule:
Take on an empty stomach to enhance absorption.

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs. 


Some common medications Ampiclox may interact with:

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Ampiclox in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Ampiclox is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Ampiclox in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.

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  • 250mg/250mg (Capsules)
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