Amoxicillin is the new and improved version of penicillin that is able to last longer, resist stomach acid, and kill both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. It is often used to prevent and treat infections found in cuts and wounds, the mouth, the upper respiratory system, and the bladder.
Amoxicillin requires a prescription from your veterinarian, and is sold per capsule or per tablet.
Cats and Dogs
Amoxicillin should not be used in animals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to the drug. Amoxicillin may interact with other medications. Consult with your veterinarian to determine if other drugs your pet is receiving could interact with amoxicillin. Such drugs include the antibiotics chloramphenicol and tetracycline. Also tell your veterinarian if your pet has allergies, or kidney, stomach or intestinal disease.
Give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give your pet two doses at once.
It is common for animals to develop diarrhea or loose stools following treatment with oral amoxicillin because this antibiotic can change the bacterial population of the pet's intestinal tract. If your pet has diarrhea, notify your veterinarian.
Should be stored at room temperature.
Give this medication as directed by your veterinarian. Amoxicillin can be given with or without food. The duration of administration depends on the condition being treated, response to the medication and the development of any adverse effects. Be certain to complete the prescription unless specifically directed by your veterinarian. Even if your pet feels better, the entire treatment plan should be completed to prevent relapse or prevent the development of resistance.
|All weights||Give 5-10mg per pound of pet's body weight every 12-24 hours. Your veterinarian will determine the actual dose based on the type of infection being treated|
|Do not use!|
Amoxicillin Tablets 100 mg:
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Amoxicillin Capsules 500 mg: