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.