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What should I discuss with my veterinarian while considering Clavamox?
Talk to your veterinarian about what tests and exams may be necessary while your pet is taking Clavamox. Also discuss how long the treatment period will be and what type of outcome is expected.
Tell your veterinarian if your pet has an allergy to penicillin, or may be pregnant or is nursing, or if you intend to breed your pet.
Notify your veterinarian of any other medications or supplements your pet is taking, and also if your pet has had any reactions to previous medications.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to the regular schedule. Do not give two doses at once.
What is the most important information I should know?
Follow your veterinarian's directions and give the full course of Clavamox as prescribed. Consult your veterinarian if the animal's condition does not improve or worsens after beginning treatment with Clavamox.
Who should not take it?
Not for use in animals hypersensitive (allergic) to penicillins or beta-lactam antibiotics such as cephalosporins.
Amoxicillin crosses the placenta, and the safe use of Clavamox in pregnant or breeding animals has not been determined.
Do NOT use amoxicillin in rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters or other rodents since it will affect the normal bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract and possibly cause fatal diarrhea.
Use with caution in very small animals who may be dehydrated or have kidney or heart disorders.
What side effects may be seen when taking Clavamox?
Side effects are rare, but you may see lack of appetite, drooling, vomiting, or diarrhea.
Consult your veterinarian if you notice any of the above side effects.
If your pet experiences an allergic reaction to the medication, signs may include facial swelling, hives, scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, pale gums, cold limbs, or coma. If you observe any of these signs, contact your veterinarian immediately.
How is it stored?
Store at room temperature (less than 75°F) in a tight, light-resistant, childproof container, protected from moisture (not in the bathroom). Once the oral suspension is reconstituted (the powder is mixed with water), store in the refrigerator and use within 10 days. Keep out of reach of children and pets.
What should I do if I know of or suspect there has been an overdose?
If you know or suspect your pet has had an overdose, contact your veterinarian immediately.
What should I avoid when giving my pet Clavamox?
Consult your veterinarian before using this product with vitamins, supplements, bacteriostatic drugs, such as erythromycin or tetracyclines, since interactions may occur.
Where is more information available?
Ask your veterinarian, consult with one of our pharmacists at 1-800-447-3021, or see the
Patient Information Sheet on this medication.