- Clavamox is available by prescription only.
- Clavamox is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that uses the combined effects of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid to eliminate aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms.
- Clavamox is used to treat...
- skin and soft tissue infections from wounds and abscesses
- Clavulanic acid neutralizes microorganisms, which then allows amoxicillin to be more effective in treating bacterial infections.
- Clavamox is available in several different strengths:
- 62.5 mg / 1 mL (15 mL bottle)
- Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
- Use with caution if your pet...
- has a known allergy to penicillin or cephalosporins
- suffers from kidney disease
- suffers from liver disease
- Notify your veterinarian if your pet is taking any other drugs, especially...
- Seek advice from your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any over-the-counter drugs, such as herbal medicines, vitamins, and minerals.
- Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences diarrhea for more than 3 days while taking Clavamox.
- Use with caution in pregnant animals.
- Store at room temperature.
- Store protected from moisture.
- Use as directed by your veterinarian.
- Administer until the prescription is finished.
- Store Clavamox drops in the refrigerator.
- Clavamox Drops should be discarded after 10 days.
- Store Clavamox tablets at room temperature.
- Leave tablets wrapped in the foil strip until ready to use.
- Clavamox treatment should not last more than 30 days.
- In the case of a missed dose of Clavamox, give it as soon as you remember, unless it is time for the next dose. DO NOT GIVE A DOUBLE DOSE OF CLAVAMOX.
- In the case of an overdose of Clavamox, seek veterinary attention immediately.
- Symptoms of an overdose may include...
It is hard for me to believe that Clavamox is now an "older" antibiotic. We have used it over the years for a variety of bacterial infections. This drug seems to be very effective for treatment of susceptible skin infections, urinary tract infections, pneumonias and all types of soft tissue infectious processes. Clavamox is a really good combination drug that has an expanded spectrum from simple amoxicillin, penicillin, or amipcillin drugs. The really good thing about Clavamox is that it comes in pill and liquid form, giving you multiple routes of administration for dogs and cats. I like this product, and we use it extensively here in our practice. It is a bit more expensive than the penicillin drugs, but if your pet has a susceptible infection, it is well worth the expenditure. Don't forget the importance of doing a culture and sensitivity test on chronic bacterial infections. They can help prevent resistance from inappropriate antibiotic treatments. Your veterinarian will help explain why diagnostic tests such as cytologic analysis and cultures are frequently a necessity. Always try to find the underlying cause for a bacterial infection rather than just grabbing an antibiotic randomly.
If you notice any behavioral or physiological changes in your pet while administering clavamox, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Allergic Reactions and Serious Side Effects
- GI upset may be alleviated by feeding your animal prior to giving Clavamox.
- Do not use Clavamox in animals with a known allergy to penicillin or cephalosporins.