- Amoxicillin is available by prescription only.
- Amoxicillin is a broad-spectrum penicillin antibiotic used to treat and prevent bacterial infections.
- Amoxicillin is used to treat a wide range of infections, such as...
- Skin and soft-tissue infections
- Upper respiratory infections
- Gastrointestinal infections
- Amoxicillin fights off bacteria by inhibiting cell wall formation of bacterial cells, causing them to die.
- Amoxicillin is available in...
- Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
- Do not use if your pet has a known hypersensitivity to any penicillin derivative or cephalosporin.
- Amoxicillin can interact with some other medications. Inform your veterinarian of any and all medications your pet may be taking, especially...
- Do not use Amoxicillin with chloramphenicol or tetracycline.
- Let your veterinarian know if your pet is also suffering from...
- Store at room temperature, protected from light and moisture.
- Use amoxicillin as directed by your veterinarian.
- Always follow the instructions printed on the prescription label.
- Store amoxicillin at room temperature.
- Be sure to complete the prescription to ensure a full recovery, even if your pet seems to be improving, unless instructed otherwise by your veterinarian.DO NOT STOP GIVING AMOXICILLIN BEFORE COMPLETING THE PRESCRIPTION.
- Do not give amoxicillin in larger or smaller amounts than was prescribed by your veterinarian.
- Allow your pet access to plenty of water.
- Amoxicillin can be given with or without food.
- Amoxicillin dosage will depend on the type of infection.
Amoxicillin Dosage FAQs
- In the case of a missed dose of amoxicillin, give it as soon as you remember or wait until it is time to give the next dose. DO NOT GIVE A DOUBLE DOSE OF AMOXICILLIN.
- In the case of an overdose of amoxicillin, seek attention from your veterinarian.
- Symptoms of an overdose may include...
I know I'm probably showing my age with this opinion, but I still find amoxicillin to be my favorite broad spectrum antibiotic. This drug is effective, inexpensive, and very well distributed throughout virtually every organ in your pet's body. The side effects for pets are usually mild, with the most common complaints from my clients being poor appetite, diarrhea, or vomiting. There have been hundreds of antibiotics approved for usage in our pets since amoxicillin was first utilized, but few have the proven combination of efficacy and safety that amoxicillin has demonstrated. Another great thing about amoxicillin is that it comes in tablet, capsule, and liquid forms. It is still one of the greatest and most frequently used antibiotics in veterinary medicine.
If you notice any behavioral or physiological changes in your pet while administering amoxicillin, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Adverse Reactions and Serious Side Effects
- Allergic reactions can occur with amoxicillin and can be serious. Contact your veterinarian if you suspect that your pet is having an allergic reaction to amoxicillin.
- Always give your pet amoxicillin for the full duration of the prescription.