Amoxicillin 250 mg Capsules or Cherry Flavored Suspension (25 mg/ml)
Amoxicillin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. Amoxicillin works by preventing the bacteria from making a cell wall (the outer protective covering of the cell). As a result, the bacteria die off.
Treatment For: Ear infections, upper respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, skin infections (infected bite wounds), bladder infections and dental (mouth) infections.
Side Effects: Contact your vet immediately if your pet experiences severe or bloody diarrhea during treatment. Stop giving amoxicillin and seek emergency vet care in the event of an allergic reaction (shortness of breath, hives, swelling of the lips, tongue, or face, rash, or fainting), seizures, unusual bleeding, or bruising.
Other less serious side effects such as mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or abdominal pain may be more likely to occur. Continue to give amoxicillin and notify your veterinarian if these symptoms occur.
Recommended Dosage for Reptiles: 22 mg/kg, every 12 or 24 hours for 7 - 10 days (7 days being the norm, 10 days for resistant or severe infections). The entire dosage must be given for the full length of time (even if symptoms go away) or a relapse may occur, and bacteria can become resistant to the antibiotic. If a dose is missed, give the missed dose asap unless it is almost time for the next dose. Do not double up on the dose. Can be given with or without food.
Recommended Dosage for Cats and Dogs: 5 mg per pound of body weight (.2 cc's for every pound of body weight), twice a day (every 12 hours), for 7 - 10 days (7 days being the norm, 10 days for resistant or severe infections). The entire dosage must be given for the full length of time (even if symptoms go away) or a relapse may occur, and bacteria can become resistant to the antibiotic. If a dose is missed, give the missed dose asap unless it is almost time for the next dose. Do not double up on the dose. Can be given with or without food.
We offer this medication in both capsule form and liquid (oral suspension). If you know how to mix or compound this medication or if you can give the capsules whole to your pet, then the capsules will work well for you. For those who need an easier way to dose or need this in a liquid form, then the oral suspension is for you.
Notes on Oral Suspension: Each bottle of Oral Suspension contains 30 cc's (1 ounce). The capsules will be separate from the suspension, all you have to do is open the capsules and add the powder to the liquid (discard the empty capsules) and shake well. Some particles will remain undissolved in the suspension, and this is fine as long as you shake well and don't let particles settle to the bottom while dosing. The mixed suspension needs to be kept in the refrigerator and will need to be thrown out after 14 days. But that shouldn't be a problem since you can mix the solution when you need it. Refrigerate after the solution is mixed.
Do not give calcium, multi vitamin or any dairy products within 2 hours (before or after) giving Amoxicillin as they will decrease the absorption rate and effectiveness of the medication.
How many bottles do I need? Each 30 ml bottle will dose a 10 pound cat/dog 15 times (or twice a day for 7 days), and will dose a 500 gram beardie 68 times!