250 mg Capsules or Cherry Flavored Suspension (25 mg/ml)
is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections.
Amoxicillin works by preventing the bacteria from making a cell
wall (the outer protective covering of the cell). As a result,
the bacteria die off.
For: Ear infections, upper respiratory infections, urinary
tract infections, skin infections (infected bite wounds), bladder
infections and dental (mouth) infections.
Effects: Contact your vet immediately if your pet experiences
severe or bloody diarrhea during treatment. Stop giving amoxicillin
and seek emergency vet care in the event of an allergic reaction
(shortness of breath, hives, swelling of the lips, tongue, or
face, rash, or fainting), seizures, unusual bleeding, or bruising.
less serious side effects such as mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
or abdominal pain may be more likely to occur. Continue to give
amoxicillin and notify your veterinarian if these symptoms occur.
Dosage for Reptiles: 22 mg/kg, every 12 or 24 hours for 7
- 10 days (7 days being the norm, 10 days for resistant or severe
infections). The entire dosage must be given for the full length
of time (even if symptoms go away) or a relapse may occur, and
bacteria can become resistant to the antibiotic. If a dose is
missed, give the missed dose asap unless it is almost time for
the next dose. Do not double up on the dose. Can be given with
or without food.
Dosage for Cats and Dogs: 5 mg per pound of body weight (.2
cc's for every pound of body weight), twice a day (every 12 hours),
for 7 - 10 days (7 days being the norm, 10 days for resistant
or severe infections). The entire dosage must be given for the
full length of time (even if symptoms go away) or a relapse may
occur, and bacteria can become resistant to the antibiotic. If
a dose is missed, give the missed dose asap unless it is almost
time for the next dose. Do not double up on the dose. Can be given
with or without food.
offer this medication in both capsule form and liquid (oral suspension).
If you know how to mix or compound this medication or if you can
give the capsules whole to your pet, then the capsules will work
well for you. For those who need an easier way to dose or need
this in a liquid form, then the oral suspension is for you.
on Oral Suspension: Each bottle of Oral Suspension contains
30 cc's (1 ounce). The capsules will be separate from the suspension,
all you have to do is open the capsules and add the powder to
the liquid (discard the empty capsules) and shake well. Some particles
will remain undissolved in the suspension, and this is fine as
long as you shake well and don't let particles settle to the bottom
while dosing. The mixed suspension needs to be kept in the refrigerator
and will need to be thrown out after 14 days. But that shouldn't
be a problem since you can mix the solution when you need it.
Keep the unmixed suspension and capsules in the refrigetator until
ready to use.
not give calcium, multi vitamin or any dairy products within 2
hours (before or after) giving Amoxicillin as they will decrease
the absorption rate and effectiveness of the medication.
many bottles do I need? Each 30 ml bottle will dose a 10 pound
cat/dog 15 times (or twice a day for 7 days), and will dose a
500 gram beardie 68 times!
do I know this is the real thing? Here are several references
online about amoxicillin and what the pills look like. For example,
if you see "WC730" on the capsule, just Google "WC730"
and you see that it's the real deal, or you can use the reference
Consult a vet if symptoms do
not subside within 48 hours after giving Amoxicillin. Do not use
in conjunction with any other antibiotic or prescription medication
unless otherwise directed by your vet. Do not give amoxicillin
if your pet has an allergy to penicillin.