Drug Information for AMOXICILLIN TABLETS, USP 875 mgRx onlyRevised: August 2008 (West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp): DESCRIPTION

  • Formulation of amoxicillin tablets contain amoxicillin, a semisynthetic antibiotic, an analog of ampicillin, with a broad spectrum of bactericidal activity against many gram-positive and gram-negative microorganisms. Chemically it is (2S,5R,6R)- 6-[(R)-(-)-2-amino-2-(p-hydroxyphenyl) acetamido]-3,3-dimethyl-7-oxo-4-thia-1-azabicyclo [3.2.0]heptane-2-carboxylic acid trihydrate. The structural formula is:

    The amoxicillin molecular formula is C16H19N3O5S•3H2O, and the molecular weight is 419.45.

    Tablets of amoxicillin are intended for oral administration.

    Tablets: Each film coated tablet contains 875 mg amoxicillin as the trihydrate. Each film-coated, capsule-shaped, pink tablet is scored on one side and imprinted WW951 on the other side. Inactive ingredients: carmine, colloidal silicon dioxide, crospovidone, FD&C Red #40 Lake, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyvinyl alcohol-partially hydrolyzed, polyethylene glycol, sodium starch glycolate, talc, and titanium dioxide.

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