SAVE 10% during Heartworm Awareness month of April with COUPON CODE*: HEARTWORM10
Why has my veterinarian prescribed Amoxicillin?
Amoxicillin is a synthetic penicillin-type antibiotic, which is effective in treating a range of infections caused by gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Amoxicillin has been prescribed by your veterinarian to treat your pet’s bacterial infection.
How do I give Amoxicillin?
First, READ THE LABEL CAREFULLY.
Give Amoxicillin to your pet as directed by your veterinarian.
If Amoxicillin is prescribed as a liquid, shake it well before measuring the dose carefully.
Give this medication for as long as prescribed by your veterinarian, even if it seems that your pet is feeling better. This will help to ensure the infection is completely cleared up.
DO NOT give your pet more medicine than directed.
DO NOT give your pet medicine more often than prescribed.
Try not to miss giving any doses.
If I miss a dose, what do I do?
If you miss a dose, give it to your pet as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, then continue with the regular dosing schedule. Do not give your pet two doses at once.
How do I store Amoxicillin?
Keep this medicine out of reach of children.
Store this medicine at room temperature in a dry, cool place. Keep this medicine away from heat and direct sunlight.
Do not store this medicine in damp places, in the bathroom, or near the kitchen sink. This medication can break down when exposed to moisture or heat.
Store the liquid form of this medication in the refrigerator and keep it from freezing. Discard any unused liquid medication after 14 days.
What are the potential side effects of Amoxicillin?
Amoxicillin may cause stomach upset, vomiting, and diarrhea. If stomach upset occurs, give the medicine to your pet with some food. These symptoms may go away during treatment. If they persist, contact your veterinarian.
The following reactions are rare. However, if your pet experiences an allergic reaction such as irregular breathing, rash, fever, or puffiness and swelling around the face, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.
What about possible drug interactions?
Be sure to tell your veterinarian about any other medications or supplements you are giving your pet.
It’s not uncommon for your veterinarian to prescribe two different medications, which may cause a drug interaction to occur. If this happens, your veterinarian may change the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.
The following drugs may interact with Amoxicillin: chloramphenicol, erythromycin, tetracycline, aminoglycosides, cephalosporins, and probenecid.
Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.
You can find a Client Information Sheet which provides a summary of information about Amoxicillin Capsules for Pets by following the link below:
If you have questions or concerns about Amoxicillin Capsules, or conditions related to its use, contact your pet's veterinarian or pharmacist.
*This link opens in a new window.