Last update Jan. 1, 2020

Bacampicillin Hydrochloride

Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Antibacterial with action and uses similar to ampicillin. Ampicillin prodrug; It is metabolized during absorption and transformed into ampicillin.
Oral administration twice day.

It is excreted in breast milk in a clinically non-significant amount (Matsuda 1984).

The possibility of transient gastroenteritis due to alteration of the intestinal flora in infants whose mothers take antibiotics should be taken into account (Briggs 2017, Ito 1993).

Ampicillin, the active drug of bacampicilna, is compatible with breastfeeding.

See below the information of this related product:

  • Ampicilline ( Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.)


We do not have alternatives for Bacampicillin Hydrochloride since it is relatively safe.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

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Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. 90 %
Molecular weight 466 daltons
Protein Binding 15 %
Tmax 05 - 1 hours
0.8 hours
M/P ratio 0.2 -


  1. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Towers CV, Forinash AB. Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation: A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk. Wolters Kluwer Health. Tenth edition (acces on line) 2015
  2. Ito S, Blajchman A, Stephenson M, Eliopoulos C, Koren G. Prospective follow-up of adverse reactions in breast-fed infants exposed to maternal medication. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1993 May;168(5):1393-9. Abstract
  3. Matsuda S. Transfer of antibiotics into maternal milk. Biol Res Pregnancy Perinatol. 1984;5(2):57-60. Abstract

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