- Because of its broad spectrum nature, it is useful against many bacteria infections and is frequently used when bacteria sensitivity is unknown
- Often used in: skin and soft tissue infections, upper respiratory infections and bladder infections in dogs and cats and dental infections in dogs
If pet has had an allergic reaction to penicillin or another antibiotic before your pet should not take this medication
Use with caution in very small animals who may be dehydrated or have kidney or heart disorders
Keep out of reach of children
STORAGE AND WARNINGS:
Store suspension in the refrigerator, though if it is mistakenly left out of the refrigerator for a day, it's not a problem. Discard reconstituted suspension in 10 days.
Store tablets at room temperature in a cool, dry place. Keep away from heat and direct sunlight.
Keep this and all medication out of reach of children and pets. Call your physician immediately if you accidentally take this product.
Do not use human form of this drug (Augmentin®) unless you have specific instructions from your veterinarian. It contains a different concentration of clavulanic acid than the veterinary form.
People with allergies to penicillins or beta-lactam antibiotics should not handle this drug since allergic reactions could occur from contact.
POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS:
Nausea, decreased appetite, vomiting and diarrhea may be experienced. Give the medication with food to reduce effect.
It is felt that this drug is safe to use (with caution) during pregnancy
Allergic reactions are rare, but if your pet shows irregular breathing, rash, fever, hives, scratching, puffiness or facial swelling, or anything else unusual, stop therapy and contact your veterinarian immediately
POSSIBLE DRUG INTERACTIONS:
Yes, but possible interactions may occur with aminoglycosides, blood thinners, cephalosporins, chloramphenicol, dipyradamole, erythromycin, inflammation or pain medication (except narcotics), tetracyclines and probenecid.
If your pet experiences any unusual reactions when taking multiple medications, contact your veterinarian.
Give this medication with or without food.
Give medication as directed by your veterinarian. This medication is normally given two or three times daily.
Read and follow the label carefully.
Give the exact amount prescribed and only as often as directed.
Tablets should not be split prior to use because air will cause them to deteriorate.
Give this medication for as long as your veterinarian directs. Finish the entire course of treatment.
Ideally, give the medication at the same time daily.
Amoxicillin with Clavulinic Acid