Clavamox is a broad spectrum antibiotic, a combination of amoxicillin and clavulanic Acid, used for infections caused by bacteria. Clavamox requires a prescription from your veterinarian, and is sold by the tablet. It is also available as oral drops.
Cats and Dogs
Clavamox combines the broad-spectrum antibiotic activity of amoxicillin with the unique beta-lactamase inhibiting effect of clavulanic acid which makes this product effective against beta-lactamase and non-beta-lactamase producing organisms.
Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet experiences diarrhea that is severe and lasts longer than three days, or if it has an allergic reaction (e.g., shortness of breath; hives; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; rash, or fainting).
Clavamox (Pfizer Animal Health)
Amoxicillin along with Clavulanic acid.
Give all of the Clavamox that is prescribed for your pet. Symptoms may begin to improve before the infection is completely treated.
Clavamox is a broad spectrum antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body. Clavamox is a prescription medication available in four different strength tablets - 62.5mg, 125mg, 250mg, and 375mg. Clavamox is also available as drops. When mixed with 14 ml of water, each ml contains 62.5mg of Clavamox. The usual dose of Clavamox in dogs is 6.25mg/pound twice a day, and in cats it is 62.5mg (1 ml) twice a day. Clavamox can be used to treat many different types of bacterial infections such as respiratory, ear, urinary tract, and skin. Clavamox may also be used for purposes other than those listed.
Tell your veterinarian if your pet has ever had an allergic reaction to another penicillin or to a cephalosporin. Tell your veterinarian if your pet has liver or kidney disease. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating or if your pet could become pregnant during treatment.
Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Clavamox should be given with food. Keep water available for your pet. Give all of the Clavamox even if your pet appears to be better. Symptoms may improve before the infection is completely treated. Store tablets at room temperature. Store the drops in the refrigerator. Discard any unused drops after 10 days.
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.
Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of Clavamox overdose may include nausea, vomiting, rash, drowsiness, hyperactivity, or kidney problems.
There are no restrictions on food or activity during treatment with Clavamox unless otherwise directed by your veterinarian.
Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet experiences diarrhea that is severe and lasts longer than 3 days. Stop giving Clavamox and seek emergency veterinary medical care in the event of an allergic reaction (shortness of breath; hives; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; rash; or fainting) Other less serious side effects such as mild diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or yeast or fungal infection may be more likely to occur. Continue to give Clavamox and notify your veterinarian if these symptoms occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.
Before giving Clavamox, 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 Clavamox or you may need to have the dosage adjusted. Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with Clavamox. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.
Your pharmacist has additional information about Clavamox written for health professionals that you may read.
Clavamox should be given with food. Give all of the Clavamox that was prescribed for your pet. Symptoms may begin to improve before the infection is completely treated.
Store the tablets at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Store the suspension (liquid) in the refrigerator.