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Clavamox (Amoxicillin / Clavulanate Potassium) Oral Suspension for Dogs & Cats, 15-mL

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Description

Clavamox is a broad-spectrum antibiotic for dogs and cats. It's often prescribed by veterinarians for the treatment of infections, like those found in the urinary tract. This medication can also help treat infected wounds and abscesses, and comes in an easy-to-administer liquid form—simply disguise it in normal meals.

Uses

Clavamox is used to treat susceptible bacteria that cause infections in regions of the body. Clavamox can also be effective in treating infected wounds. Clavamox is not a treatment for viral or parasitic infections.

Possible Side Effects

Possible Side Effects: The most common side effects include vomiting, diarrhea, and lack of appetite. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include shortness of breath, hives, swelling of the lips, tongue, or face, rash or collapse. Other less serious side effects such as a yeast or fungal infection may be more likely to occur. Contact your veterinarian immediately if any unusual symptoms develop while your pet is taking Clavamox.

Drug & Food Interactions

Tell your veterinarian about any vitamins, supplements, or medications your pet is taking before starting Clavamox. Interactions may occur with bacteriostatic drugs such as erythromycin or tetracyclines.

Precautions

Safety of use in pregnant or breeding animals has not been determined. For use in dogs and cats only.

Also available in a tablet form.

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  • Item Number
    146216
  • Common Brand Name(s)
    Clavamox
  • For Use With
    Dogs & Cats
  • Generic Name
    Amoxicillin, Clavulanate Potassium
  • Administration Form
    Oral
  • Brand
    Zoetis
  • Product Form
    Suspension
  • Health Condition
    Urinary Tract Infections (UTI), Skin Infections, Wounds, Dental Infections
  • Drug Type
    Antibiotic
Ingredients
Ingredients

Amoxicillin Trihydrate 50 mg, Clavulanic Acid 12.5 mg.

Instructions
Recommended Dosage

Dogs: The recommended dosage is 6.25 mg/lb (1 mL/10 lb) of body weight twice a day. Skin and soft tissue infections such as abscesses, cellulitis, wounds, superficial/juvenile pyoderma, and periodontal infections should be treated for 5–7 days or for 48 hours after all symptoms have subsided. If no response is seen after 5 days of treatment, therapy should be discontinued and the case reevaluated. Deep pyoderma may require treatment for 21 days; the maximum duration of treatment should not exceed 30 days.

Cats: The recommended dosage is 62.5 mg (1 mL) twice a day. Skin and soft tissue infections such as abscesses and cellulitis/dermatitis should be treated for 5–7 days or 48 hours after all symptoms have subsided, not to exceed 30 days. If no response is seen after 3 days of treatment, therapy should be discontinued and the case reevaluated.

Storage Instructions

Store the suspension in the refrigerator. Do not store dry powder at temperatures above 77°F. Use within 10 days.

FAQ

What Is Clavamox?

Clavamox is an antibiotic belonging to the penicillin family. Clavamox contains amoxicillin and clavulanate and is known as potentiated penicillin. Antibiotics, also known as antimicrobials, are used to treat infections caused by bacteria. They do not work against viruses.

Clavamox has been shown to be effective in the treatment of skin and soft tissue infections in dogs and cats, periodontal (tooth-related) infections in dogs and urinary tract (bladder and kidney) infections in cats.

How Should Clavamox Be Stored?

Clavamox tablets should be kept in a cool, dry place at room temperature. (Do not remove the tablets from the foil strip until ready to use.)

Clavamox drops should be kept in the refrigerator. Drops are good for 10 days after you have mixed up the solution. After ten days, be sure to throw away any unused drops.

Can I Remove The Tablets From The Foil All At Once?

The tablets need to remain in the foil until ready to use. The product is not stable outside of the foil packaging and efficacy may be affected.

Can I Break The Tablets In Half?

Clavamox is not scored and is not meant to be broken in half. Once the tablet is removed from the foil, the unused half should not be stored for any period of time.

I Left The Clavamox Drops Out Of The Refrigerator. Are They Still Safe To Use?

Clavamox drops must be stored in the refrigerator. If there has been any change in color or odor of the product it is recommended to discard it.

Can Clavamox Drops Be Frozen?

No. Clavamox drops are damaged by freezing.

What Are The Possible Side Effects With Clavamox?

As with any medicine, Clavamox may cause problems. Some pets may have an allergic reaction to this kind of medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include swelling of the face, itchy skin, hives, vomiting, diarrhea or breathing problems. Allergic reactions may be serious and may happen very quickly. If you think your pet is having an allergic reaction to the medicine, call your veterinarian right away.

What Are The Indications For Clavamox?

In dogs: Skin and soft tissue infections such as wounds, abscesses, cellulitis, superficial/juvenile and deep pyoderma due to susceptible strains of the following organisms: β-lactamase-producing Staphylococcus aureus, non-β-lactamase-producing Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus spp., Streptococcus spp., Escherchia coli and periodontal infections due to susceptible strains of both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria.

In cats: Skin and soft tissue infections such as wounds, abscesses, cellulitis/dermatitis due to susceptible strains of the following organisms: β-lactamase-producing Staphylococcus aureus, non-β-lactamase-producing Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus spp., Streptococcus spp., Escherchia coli, Pasteurella spp. urinary tract infections (cystitis) due to susceptible strains of Escherchia coli.

What Adverse Events Can Occur With Clavamox?

Clavamox contains semisynthetic penicillin (amoxicillin) and has the potential for producing allergic reactions. If an allergic reaction occurs, administer epinephrine and/or steroids.

What Is The Dosage For Clavamox?

Dogs: The recommended dosage is 6.25 mg/lb of body weight twice a day by mouth.

Skin and soft tissue infections such as abscesses, cellulitis, wounds, superficial/juvenile pyoderma, and periodontal infections should be treated for 5–7 days or for 48 hours after all symptoms have subsided. If no response is seen after 5 days of treatment, therapy should be discontinued and the case reevaluated. Deep pyoderma may require treatment for 21 days; the maximum duration of treatment should not exceed 30 days.

Cats: The recommended dosage is 62.5 mg twice a day by mouth.

Skin and soft tissue infections such as abscesses and cellulitis/dermatitis should be treated for 5–7 days or for 48 hours after all symptoms have subsided, not to exceed 30 days. If no response is seen after 3 days of treatment, therapy should be discontinued and the case reevaluated.

Urinary tract infections may require treatment for 10–14 days or longer. The maximum duration of treatment should not exceed 30 days.

Are There Any Contraindications Doe Clavamox Use?

The use of this drug is contraindicated in animals with a history of allergic reaction to any of the penicillins or cephalosporins.

When Was Clavamox Launched In The Us?

Clavamox was launched in the US in 1984 by SmithKline Beecham (SKB) Animal Health. It became a PAH product in 1994 after SKB was sold to Pfizer.

What Is The Youngest Age That A Dog Or Cat Can have Clavamox?

There is no minimum age for the use of Clavamox on the product label. In Dr. Margaret Root-Kustritz’s reproductive/neonatology book (Clinical Canine and Feline Reproduction: Evidence-Based Answers), she provides a Clavamox dose of 12.5-25.0 mg/kg PO every 12 hours for kittens and 20-30 mg/kg PO every 8 hours for puppies.

Is Clavamox Affected By Stomach Acids? Is Clavamox Readily Distributed Into Tissues After Administration?

Clavamox is stable in the presence of gastric acid and not significantly influenced by gastric or intestinal contents. The two components are rapidly absorbed resulting in amoxicillin and clavulanic acid concentrations in serum, urine, and tissues similar to those produced when each is administered alone. Amoxicillin and clavulanic acid diffuse readily into most body tissues and fluid with the exception of brain and spinal fluid.

What Is The Half-Life Of Clavamox? How Is Clavamox Metabolized And Excreted?

Per Plumb’s Drug Formulary, the half-life in dogs is .39 hours with peak plasma levels occurring 1 hour after absorption. The drug is excreted unchanged in the urine. In dogs, 34-52% of a dose is excreted in the urine as unchanged drug and metabolites, 25-27% eliminated in the feces and 16-33% into the respired air.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Amoxicillin

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    This is the only meds that work for my cat who has repertory problems. Been to the vet many times and was given other meds that worked for a short time, then stop working. But finally the vet gave me the liquid form of Clavamox, and Boom my cat is so much better, been two months and my cat is doing great.

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    did not get order

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    i never got this order i am dissappointed i have never had a problem with this company before now i may go back to pet co

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    So nice to have it delivered to my door

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    My cat, with kidney disease, is pulsed on chronic antibiotics. It is nice not to have to worry about running out.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to administer and effective

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    Much easier to administer than pills. I don’t know about your dog but the so-called “flavored” hard pills regardless of what flavor my dog won’t eat them voluntarily unless I shove it down her throat or crush them into a fine powder mixed in with her regular dog food. The liquid form is much easier! Just fill up the syringe according to instructions and one quick squeeze into my finicky Chihuahua’s mouth does it. The urinary infection cleared up quickly.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Clavamox great antibiotic for URI's

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    Good antibiotic for a full spectrum of URI's. Priced much better than through vet.

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    Source for meds

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    It's easy to formulate, administer, and seems to be helping.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Good antibiotic to have

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    I foster cats and Clavamox has helped them get over URIs and other nasty infections. However, if the infection is severe, you may need a stronger antibiotic. My personal cat is currently on it due to an upper lip ulcer. Clavamox has helped it heal (it was on both lips, now just on a small portion on one side). The vet recommended keeping her on Clavamox until it fully heals. The one downside of it is that it’s only good for 10 days and then you need a new bottle.

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    prescription meds

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    Very easy process to send in a written prescription that I got from the vet. This is a good option if you have a week or more before you need the medicine (not an option for an acute illness). The bottle came filled with a powder and I just added water to mix. Quick shipping.

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    Bring back the 62.5 mg tablets

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    Purchased the liquid because the tablets are no longer available and kitty won't eat the chewables. Kitty is on a maintenance dose and liquid is more expensive. I wish manufacturer would bring back the tablets. Not Chewy's fault, obviously...

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    CLAVAMOX suprise!

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    I was so surprised and disappointed when I received my order of Clavamox. The bottle was only 1/8 full. I called customer service and much to my embarrassment found that water had to be mixed and there instructions on the bottle. Sure enough, using a magnifying glass these tired, 82 yr. old eyes were able to see the instructions. I really think that these instructions should be more prominent.

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