Clavamox Drops Pet Medication
- Dog or Cat
- Availability: Prescription
- Active Ingredient(s):
- What is Clavamox Drops used for?
Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium is a penicillin-like broad spectrum antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections caused by susceptible organisms.
- How Clavamox Drops should be used?
The usual dose of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium in dogs and cats is 6.25mg/pound every 12hours. This medication should be given with food. If the tablets are foil wrapped, do not open wrapper until ready to give the medication.
- What are the side effects?
Side effects when using amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. If an allergic reaction occurs, symptoms include rash, fever, swelling of face or limbs, difficulty breathing, rapid heart beat and incoordination.
- What special precautions are there?
This medication should not be used in animals allergic to penicillins or cephalosporins. Use with caution in dehydrated animals or animals with kidney or heart disorders. Certain prescription medications such as allopurinol should be used with caution when taken with amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium due to the increased risk of rash. Erythromycin and probenecid may increase the effectiveness of amoxicillin and clavulante potassium. Always tell your veterinarian and pharmacist what other medications your pet is taking.
- In the event of overdose?
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room. Symptoms of overdose may include vomiting and diarrhea.
- How should I store Clavamox Drops?
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store at room temperature, away from excess heat, light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. After mixing with water, the oral suspension should be kept in the refrigerator and any unused portion should be discarded after 10 days. Shake well before use. Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Disclaimer: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and should NOT be considered veterinary advice. Any veterinary questions should be referred to your veterinarian. This information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. Please make your own inquiries with your veterinarian for the suitability of a product for your pet.