Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Drug Information for Dogs and Cats
- Drug name: Amoxicillin with clavulanic acid
- Common name: Amoxi-Clav, Clavamox, Clavaseptin, Augmentin, Aventiclav, Clavulin, Noroclav, generics
- Drug type: Antibiotic
- Used for: Bacterial infections
- Species: Dog + cat
- Formulation: Tablets, oral liquid
Name – Active Ingredient:
- Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, amoxicillin/clavulanate
Name – Common Trade Names:
- Clavaseptin, Noroclav, Amoxi-Clav, Clavamox, Augmentin, Aventiclav, Clavulin, generics
- Antibiotic for bacterial infections, including:
- Skin infections, wounds, dental abscesses, urinary tract infections and respiratory infections
Common Contraindications and Warnings:
- Do not give if known sensitivity to other antibiotics in the same class (very rare).
Potential Side Effects:
- Diarrhea, vomiting and loss of appetite are uncommon.
- Skin rashes and hypersensitivity/allergic reactions are very rare.
- High doses or very prolonged use has been associated with neurotoxicity.
- Can be given with or without food.
- Keep liquid formulation in the fridge and discard after 10 days.
- Give entire course as instructed by your veterinarian (even if the pet seems 100% recovered).
- If a dose is missed, continue the course when next due.
- Keep tablets in foil packaging until needed to protect from moisture.
- Oral liquid should be refrigerated and discarded after 10 days.
Speed of Action + Monitoring:
- Antibiotics start working straight away, but it can take several days for an effect to be seen depending on the type of infection and how long it has been present.
- If your pet is not recovering, then culture and sensitivity testing may be needed (if it has not already been carried out) or the diagnosis re-evaluated.
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