Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Drug Information for Dogs and Cats

By: Dr. Alex Avery, BVSc | Reviewed by: Dr. Ryan Llera, B.Sc., DVM | Published by: Healthcare for Pets | May 17, 2019

Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Drug Information Sheet for Dogs and Cats

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Quick Info:

 

  • 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

 

Species:

 

   

 

Major Indication:

 

  • Antibiotic for bacterial infections, including:

 

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.

 

Administration Instructions/Handling:

 

  • 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.

 

Storage:

 

  • 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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Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Drug Information for Dogs and Cats
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Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Drug Information for Dogs and Cats
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