What is Clavamox?
Clavamox is a broad-spectrum antibiotic, a combination of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid, used for infections caused by bacteria. It is available as chewable tablets or regular tablets. Clavamox is sold by the tablet, and requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
NOTE: Clavamox Drops are also available in a 15 ml bottle.
Cats and Dogs
- 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 antibacterial treatment
- Sold per tablet
How does Clavamox work?
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 he or she has an allergic reaction (e.g., shortness of breath, hives, swelling of the lips, tongue, or face, rash, or fainting).
Amoxicillin along with clavulanic acid.
What is the most important thing I should know about Clavamox?
Clavamox is a broad spectrum antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body. Clavamox is a prescription medication available as regular tablets or chewable tablets in four different strengths: 62.5 mg, 125 mg, 250 mg, and 375 mg. Clavamox is also available as Clavamox Drops. When mixed with 14 ml of water, each ml contains 62.5 mg of Clavamox.
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 Clavamox be given?
Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Clavamox should be given with food. Keep water available for your pet. The usual dose of Clavamox in dogs is 6.25 mg/lb of dog's body weight twice a day, and in cats it is 62.5 mg (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. Give all of the Clavamox that is prescribed for your pet. Symptoms may improve before the infection is completely treated.
What are the potential 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 happens if I miss giving a dose of Clavamox?
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 my pet on Clavamox?
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 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.
- Clavamox is a prescription broad spectrum penicillin antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body, and comes in the form of chewable tablets, regular tablets 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 with food. Do not remove tablets from the foil until ready to use.
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.
|All weights||The usual dose for dogs is 6.25 mg/lb 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.|
|All weights||The usual dose for cats is 62.5 mg (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||Do not use!|
Store the tablets at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.
|Amoxicillin Trihydrate||50 mg|
|Clavulanic Acid||12.5 mg|
|Amoxicillin Trihydrate||100 mg|
|Clavulanic Acid||25 mg|
|Amoxicillin Trihydrate||200 mg|
|Clavulanic Acid||50 mg|
|Amoxicillin Trihydrate||300 mg|
|Clavulanic Acid||75 mg|