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What is Clavamox?

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.

For: Cats and Dogs

Clavamox
 
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  Clavamox Tabs
  Clavamox Drops
Benefits:
Good for skin and soft-tissue infections such as wounds, abscesses, and cellulitis
Effective for first-time skin infections and persistent pyodermas (skin inflammation marked by pus-filled lesions)
Proven to generally be a safe anti-bacterial treatment

How it works:
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.

Cautions:
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).


More Information:
Brand Name
Clavamox (Pfizer Animal Health)
Generic Name
Amoxiciilin along with Clavulanic acid.

What is the most important information I should know about Clavamox: Give all of the Clavamox that is prescribed for your pet. Symptoms may begin to improve before the infection is completely treated.

What is Clavamox: 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.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Clavamox to my pet: 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.

How should this medication be given: 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.

What happens if I miss giving a dose: 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.

What happens if I overdose the pet: Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of Clavamox overdose may include nausea, vomiting, rash, drowsiness, hyperactivity, or kidney problems.

What should I avoid while giving Clavamox to my pet: There are no restrictions on food or activity during treatment with Clavamox unless otherwise directed by your veterinarian.

What are the possible side effects of Clavamox: 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.

What other drugs will affect Clavamox: 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.

Where can I get more information: Your pharmacist has additional information about Clavamox written for health professionals that you may read.

Directions:

Clavamox is a prescription broad spectrum penicillin antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body, and comes in the form of either a tablet or drops.
Clavamox can be used to treat many different types of bacterial infections such as respiratory, ear, urinary tract, and skin infections.
Give Clavamox Tablets and Clavamox Drops with food. Do not remove the Clavamox Tablets from foil strip until ready to use.

For Clavamox Drops: When mixed with 14 ml of water, each ml contains 62.5 mg of Clavamox. After mixing, store in the refrigerator and shake well before using. Discard any unused medication after 10 days.

Tip: 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.
Dosage:
Pet Weight Dosage
Dogs:
(Tablets)
All weights The usual dose for dogs is 6.25mg per pound of pet's body weight given by mouth twice a day. The duration of treatment depends on the type of infection and the response to treatment. The maximum duration of treatment should not exceed 30 days.
Cats:
(Tablets)
All weights The usual dose for cats is 6.25mg per pound given by mouth twice a day. The duration of treatment depends on the type of infection and the response to treatment. The maximum duration of treatment should not exceed 30 days.
Dogs:
(Drops)
All weights The usual dose for dogs 6.25mg per pound (1 ml per 10 pounds) of pet's body weight given by mouth twice a day. The duration of treatment depends on the type of infection and the response to treatment. The maximum duration of treatment should not exceed 30 days.
Cats:
(Drops)
All weights The usual dose for cats is 62.5mg (1 ml) given by mouth twice a day. The duration of treatment depends on the type of infection and the response to treatment. The maximum duration of treatment should not exceed 30 days.
Horses:
Storage: Store the tablets at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Store the suspension (liquid) in the refrigerator.
Clavamox 62.5 mg Tablet
Active Ingredients Amount
Amoxicillin Trihydrate 50 mg
Clavulanic Acid 12.5 mg

Clavamox 125 mg Tablet
Active Ingredients Amount
Amoxicillin Trihydrate 100 mg
Clavulanic Acid 25 mg

Clavamox 250 mg Tablet
Active Ingredients Amount
Amoxicillin Trihydrate 200 mg
Clavulanic Acid 50 mg

Clavamox 375 mg Tablet
Active Ingredients Amount
Amoxicillin Trihydrate 300 mg
Clavulanic Acid 75 mg

Clavamox Drops 15 ml Bottle
Active Ingredients (per ml) Amount
Amoxicillin Trihydrate 50 mg
Clavulanic Acid 12.5 mg

Clavamox 4.6 5 70 70
Feline Herpes Clavamox, along with a steroid (prednisone), helped save a local feral kitten I've been looking after. The kitten had feline herpes which when active, often constricts the cat's throat, causing a raspy-like breathing, then later can actually swell up and asphyxiate the cat. Steroids are used to treat this condition. But, along with the breathing problems, one of the cat's eyes will usually start to turn red, along with the inside vertical eye membrane. Clavamox is used for this reason, or otherwise the cat has a high chance of losing the eye. If you're a cat owner or helping feral cats, then do a simple computer search on feline herpes, and check out some of the information and images. Myself, having had cats for most of my life, I'd never heard of this disease, which can be contagious to other cats, airbourne or through physical contact. Luckily humans and dogs aren't at risk of catching this disease - as far as I know. Also, feline herpes is hereditary. This disease acts quickly and can kill a cat in as fast as a week or less. If treated in time, the disease usually will not return, unless the cat possibly goes through a high-stress situation. I hope my info is as correct as I can recall. Please do a quick search for info and educate yourself, if you're a cat lover as much as I. 05/18/2011
Clavamox and stomach issues I have three cocker spaniels and two of them tend to have bladder problems where they get something similar to bladder infections and they wet all over the place,. with one dose this medicine helps! It is cheaper through pet meds than at the vet...... 07/08/2014
amazing antibiotic! I highly recommend this antibiotic to any one that has to absolutely-positively needs to rid their animal, <whether cat or dog>, of any nasty- "ooey-gooeyies." I had two experiences with this this pill. First, was for a major surgery for my tabby cat, Pippen, where he was recovering and on Clavamox for several weeks. I believe the quality of this rx, helped minimize down time for his recovery. He was back to normal in no time. The second was for my elderly rescue, Chula, whom I inherited a lot of malnutrition problems, <due to prior neglect> Her tummy was a size of a basketball, which earned her the nickname " HeffeLump", Well after testing she was found to have severe liver infection and was 800 over 120, so in comes Clavamox. She has been on the pill fro appx 2 months and her tummy has gone down 3/4ths already. Clavamox is not he cheapest pill, at 0.89$++ per pill, but the first experience w Pip , made me go with it again. I highly recommend this pill. It is worth the extra$$$ 05/07/2014
I had gotten this from our vet and she had to use it three times and still didn't get rid of it. She has herpies. It also was cheaper at the vet 24.50 here it's 29.50 plus 9 dollars in shipping. I went back to the vet and she gave us Baytril and that seemed to work much better. It was liquid and chicken flavored here they have the tablets which is ok too and this is cheaper on here to get. 05/06/2014
We are very satisfied with all of the services that were rendered to us. Sassy is very happy. Thanks Pet meds. 04/30/2014
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I have a 12 year old Yorkie who is suffering from a collapsed trachea.
I am currently treating her with Theophylline and Temaril-P , which seems to give her relief.
Recently she has developed a cough with thick mucus. I started her on a treatment of clavomax in an effort to relieve her of the mucus.
She's just finished her 10 day supply and I would like to know if she is able to take the clavomax longer than 10 days.
She still seems to have the lingering mucus with her cough.
Also it appears that the mucus seems to be worse in the early morning hours.
Please advise me on the length of time I should keep her on the clavomax.
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I have seen cases where its used for alot longer than 10 days , however only your veterinarian
can make the decision on what is best for your particular pet.
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i gave my male cat 3 doses of clavamox but i forgot to dilute it first. he doesnt seem to be showing overdose symptoms. i gave him 3 doses, once every 12 hours but i didnt dilute, should i dilute it then start again? its a 15 ml bottle and it said to dilute with 14ml of water, i didnt do that, but he seems ok. i have since diluted it and skipped a dose, will he be ok to proceed treatment this way?
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I suggest calling your vet right away and explain what happened. You may not have enough to
finish the full course of treatment. Also, you skipped a dose, so the vet will have to advise
on if to start over on this or not. Good Luck ! hope the cat feels better soon
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Is the price listed PER tab... if so how do I get the right amount. Last time my vet prescribed it we got 24 tabs...
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The price listed is per tablet. Consult your veterinarian for the correct quantity to order.
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Is it ok to give the liquid form of clavmox if I forgot to refridgerate it one night
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if your house is air conditioned then one night out of the fridge should not be a problem. However
if it happens again, that you forget to refrigerate it, the product may loose its efficacy as
an antibiotic and should probably be replaced
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