January 2017
Peer Reviewed

Despite increasing bacterial resistance worldwide, penicillin-based antimicrobial agents remain one of the most important classes of antibiotics used in dogs, cats, and humans.1


Ampicillin–sulbactam is a potentiated amino-penicillin that kills bacteria by blocking bacterial cell wall growth.2-4 

  • For details, see Pharmacodynamics & Pharmacokinetics

This combination agent is usually reserved for treating bacterial infections known to produce β-lactamase. 

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