Amoxicillin is a generic prescription medication. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it to treat many different types of bacterial infections in adults and children.

Drug details

Here are some details on amoxicillin:

  • Drug class: antibiotic
  • Drug forms:
    • oral capsules
    • oral tablets
    • oral chewable tablets
    • powder, which is made into an oral liquid suspension
  • Brand-name versions:
    • Amoxil (capsule, powder for liquid suspension)
    • Larotid (powder for liquid suspension)

Read on to learn about amoxicillin and cost, as well as how to save money on prescriptions.

Amoxicillin retail price
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The retail price of amoxicillin is $11. Save up to $8 per fill off of the retail price.

As with all medications, the cost of amoxicillin can vary. Factors that may affect the price you’ll pay include your treatment plan, your insurance coverage, and the pharmacy you use.

To find out what the cost of amoxicillin will be for you, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

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Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about drug cost and amoxicillin.

How much does amoxicillin cost without insurance?

Amoxicillin’s cost without insurance can vary. It’s possible that it might cost more without insurance than it does with insurance, though.

If you have questions about the cost of amoxicillin, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. Your pharmacist may be able to help you determine what amoxicillin costs without insurance, including the cost per pill.

Does the price of the 500-mg strength of amoxicillin vary by form?

Yes, the price of amoxicillin 500-milligram (mg) can vary by form. The price you’ll pay for amoxicillin depends on several factors, including the form and strength you’re prescribed.

Amoxicillin is available in the following forms and strengths:

TabletsChewable tabletsCapsulesPowder for liquid suspension
500 mg125 mg250 mg50 mg per mL
875 mg250 mg500 mg125 mg per 5 mL
200 mg per 5 mL
250 mg per 5 mL
400 mg per 5 mL

To find out what the cost of amoxicillin will be for you, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

Amoxicillin is available as brand-name drugs called Amoxil and Larotid.

A generic drug is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. The generic is considered to be as safe and effective as the original drug. Generics also tend to cost less than brand-name drugs. To find out how the cost of Amoxil or Larotid compares to the cost of amoxicillin, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

If your doctor has prescribed amoxicillin and you’re interested in using Amoxil or Larotid instead, talk with your doctor. They may have a preference for one version or the other. You’ll also need to check with your insurance provider, as it may only cover one or the other.

Keep in mind that dosage forms can vary between generics and brand-name products:

  • Amoxicillin tablets and chewable tablets are only available in generic form. You can also get generic amoxicillin as capsules, or as a powder to be made into a liquid suspension by a healthcare professional.
  • Amoxil is available as capsules, and as a powder to be made into a liquid suspension by a healthcare professional.
  • Larotid is only available as a powder to be made into a liquid suspension by a healthcare professional.

If you need financial support to pay for amoxicillin, consider looking into websites that offer cost resources and information. Two such organizations are:

These sites can provide details on drug assistance programs, ways to make the most of your insurance coverage, and links to savings cards and other services.

Now that you’ve learned about cost and amoxicillin, you may still have some questions. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist, who can provide personalized guidance on cost issues related to you and amoxicillin. However, if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you’d pay for amoxicillin.

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Disclaimer: Medical News Today has made every effort to make certain that all information is factually correct, comprehensive, and up to date. However, this article should not be used as a substitute for the knowledge and expertise of a licensed healthcare professional. You should always consult your doctor or another healthcare professional before taking any medication. The drug information contained herein is subject to change and is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a given drug does not indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective, or appropriate for all patients or all specific uses.