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Why has my veterinarian prescribed Biomox®?
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 pet's veterinarian to treat your pet’s bacterial infection.
How do I give Biomox®?
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 Biomox®?
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 Biomox®?
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 pet's 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 pet's veterinarian immediately.
Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your pet's veterinarian.
What about possible drug interactions?
Be sure to tell your pet's veterinarian about any other medications or supplements you are giving your pet.
It’s not uncommon for your pet's veterinarian to prescribe two different medications, which may cause a drug interaction to occur. If this happens, your pet's 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 pet's veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.
Resistance is a major concern when giving antibiotics. Resistance occurs when bacteria survive and mutate and are then able to survive even after antibiotics are given. To help avoid any resistance, it is important to give antibiotics as they are prescribed for as long as they are prescribed even if your pet is looking and feeling better.
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Q:I was prescribed this med for my cat. But the box says for dogs only. Is it ok to give to her? She has pyometra
A:Pyometra is treated with antibiotics as determined by your pet’s veterinarian. The antibiotic therapy and dose chosen by the veterinarian is based off of a clinical evaluation of your pet and bacterial culture results if available. Brand name Biomox, suspension or tablets, contains a broad-spectrum (activity against several common bacterial organisms) antibiotic called amoxicillin. Biomox does contain a labeled warning that it is for use in dogs only. This may be because, to date, Biomox only has official FDA approval for use in dogs. However, Biomox is commonly used off-label (without FDA approval) in cats at the discretion of an experienced, licensed veterinarian. As with any medication, if you have concerns about the medication's effectiveness or notice possible side-effects of the medication (i.e. vomiting, diarrhea) in your pet, you are encouraged to contact your pet’s veterinarian immediately.
Q:Do I need a prescription to purchase Amoxicillin for my dog?
A:Yes, this medication does require a prescription.
Q:What age and weight does a kitten need to be to take this med?
A:Amoxicillin (brand Biomox) is an antibiotic that can be given at any age. It is dosed based on the weight of the kitten. Your veterinarian can weigh your kitten and calculate an appropriate dose as well as assess the need for the antibiotic based on the type and severity of infection.
Q:my vet gave my 6 week old kitten this med for blood in her urine. he told me to give her yogurt also to get some form of bacteria in her. she justv got off meds for serious diaharrea. she is now vomiting and diaharrea again. Is this right?
Q:How long after giving a dose is it ok to give my puppy some food?
A:Biomox is a medication that can be given with or without food. Amoxicillin may cause an upset stomach, diarrhea, or vomiting. If these side effect(s) occur, give the medication with food to decrease the occurrence of these adverse events. If the symptoms persist, follow up with your puppy’s veterinarian.