What is Amoxicillin? Amoxicillin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic. Antibiotics are drugs which kill or stop the growth of bacteria. Amoxicillin is very safe and often prescribed for infections while waiting for laboratory results. What are the benefits of Amoxicillin? Amoxicillin is very useful for the treatment and prevention of a wide variety of bacterial infections Treats ear infections, urinary infections and skin infections (infected bite wounds). Also effective against upper respiratory, bladder and dental infections. Formulated for: Amoxicillin can be given to dogs and cats. How is this medication given? Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Amoxicillin can be given with or without food. Give all of the amoxicillin even if your pet appears to be better. Symptoms may improve before the infection is completely treated. How does this medication work? Amoxicillin blocks the bacteria from making a cell wall (the outer protective covering of the bacteria). As a result, the bacteria usually die. What results can I expect? Amoxicillin is absorbed well from the digestive system and is distributed to many body tissues, making it effective against infections in multiple organs. It is active against many different types of bacteria. It is usually given two to three times a day for a number of days. If doses are missed or the entire treatment regimen is not completed, the infection could recur or worsen. Consult your veterinarian if the animal's condition does not improve or worsens after beginning treatment with Amoxicillin. What form(s) does Amoxicillin come in? capsules Generic Name: Amoxicillin is the generic brand Dose and Administration: Amoxicillin is given by mouth with or without food. Follow your veterinarian™s exact instructions. If a dose is missed, give the missed dose as soon as you remember unless it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose unless otherwise directed by your veterinarian. Uses: Amoxicillin is a penicillin-like antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body. Amoxicillin can be used to treat infections such as ear infections, urinary tract infections, and skin infections. Amoxicillin may also be used for purposes other than those listed. Possible Side Effects: Side effects are rare, but may include a lack of appetite, drooling, vomiting, or diarrhea. Side effects may be reduced by giving Amoxicillin with food. Drug and Food Interactions: Before giving amoxicillin, tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given another antibiotic (for the same or a different infection), allopurinol, or probenecid. You may not be able to give amoxicillin or you may need to have the dosage adjusted. Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with amoxicillin. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products. Precautions: Consult your veterinarian before using Amoxicillin with vitamins, supplements, bacteriostatic antibiotics (such as erythromycin or tetracyclines), probenecid or methotrexate since interactions may occur. Storage: 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. A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Amoxicillin. Size: 500 mg.
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