Amoxyclav Pet Prescription Medication

What is Amoxyclav?

Amoxyclav is an antibiotic used for treatment of bacterial infections caused by organisms sensitive to amoxycillin and clavulanic acid in dogs and cats. This medication is often used to treat skin and soft tissue infections, urinary tract infection, as well as gum infections.

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How is Amoxyclav given?

Orally as a tablet. Amoxyclav should be given with food. 

Please note that you should give the medication to your pet for as long as they are prescribed, even if your pet seems to be feeling better. 

Are there any potential side effects?

Some common side effects include vomiting, diarrhea and upset stomach. 

Allergic reactions such as fever, rash, irregular breathing, and swelling around the face are rare, but if they occur at any time during the course of treatment, contact your veterinarian immediately. 

Please consult your prescribing Veterinarian for more information. 

What if I miss giving my pet the medication?

You can give the missed dose when you remember, and then continue with the regular schedule. However, if it is very near the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not give your pet two doses at the same time, and never give extra doses. Please consult your prescribing Veterinarian for more information. 

Are there any drug interactions I should be aware of?

Amoxyclav may interact with certain drugs, including but not limited to blood thinners, inflammation medicine, chloramphenicol, pentoxifylline, erythromycin, sulfinpyrazone, and probenecid. 

Please consult your prescribing Veterinarian, and let them know about any medications that your pet is taking, including vitamins, supplements, and herbal remedies. 

Is there any monitoring that needs to be done with this medication?

If your pet is prescribed two different medications at the same time, a drug interaction may occur. In this case, your veterinarian may want to monitor your pet closely. Please check with your prescribing veterinarian. 

Are there any risk factors for this medication?

Amoxyclav should be avoided in pets with known hypersensitivity or allergy to penicillin or penicillin-like drugs. 

Do NOT give Amoxyclav to small animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, and hamsters, as it may cause life-threatening reactions. 

Please consult your prescribing Veterinarian for more information. 

How do I store the Amoxyclav ?

Store below 25 degrees (air conditioning). Protect from light. 

What should I do in case of emergency?

If there are serious reactions to the drug, or if you suspect an overdose, contact your local vet and/or local animal emergency service immediately. 

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