Amoxycare (Amoxicillin Trihydrate)
What is Amoxycare (Amoxicillin Trihydrate) used for?
Amoxycare (Amoxicillin Trihydrate) is an oral penicillin antibiotic prescribed to treat dogs or cats suffering from a wide variety of bacterial infections. The medication operates by destroying or preventing the reproduction of bacteria cells allowing the immune system to control or eliminate the infection. It is commonly prescribed for the treatment of infections affecting the skin, middle ear, soft tissues, stomach, urinary tract, or respiratory tract. Your doctor may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Amoxycare (Amoxicillin Trihydrate)?
Amoxycare (Amoxicillin Trihydrate) should always be used according to your veterinarian's instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet administered once or twice each day at a dosage of one tablet for a medication cycle lasting one or two weeks. These may be given with or without food. Do not change the form of the tablets by crushing or splitting them as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. Never stop giving the medicine, even if your pet's symptoms seem to have disappeared, as the infection may not be destroyed and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Ask your veterinarian any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Amoxycare (Amoxicillin Trihydrate)?
Some dogs using Amoxycare (Amoxicillin Trihydrate) may experience side effects such as:
Contact your veterinarian immediately if you witness any unusual or worrying symptoms affecting your dog such severe diarrhea, vomiting, tremors, seizures, spasms, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or trouble breathing. These conditions may require reduced dosages, reduced application frequency, or immediate medical assistance in serious or life threatening situations.
Amoxycare (Amoxicillin Trihydrate) is only meant to treat dogs and cats and should never be used to treat other animals including humans. Do not administer this medication to animals that are allergic to penicillin antibiotics. You are also recommended to bring your pet in for a medical check before beginning use to make sure it does not have any underlying health problems that may cause unexpected complications.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your veterinarian while using Amoxycare (Amoxicillin Trihydrate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the animal and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain pets, it is essential you always inform the veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or nursing, as well as if it has any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if it is taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if your pet has an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.