Amoxicillin Oral Suspension
Amoxicillin Oral Suspension
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Effective against infections in the upper respiratory tract, genitourinary tract, skin and soft tissues
Treats infections in dogs and cats
Rapidly absorbed to fight infections fast

Amoxicillin Oral Suspension

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Effective against infections in the upper respiratory tract, genitourinary tract, skin and soft tissues
Treats infections in dogs and cats
Rapidly absorbed to fight infections fast

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Amoxicillin Oral Suspension is a widely used broad-spectrum semi-synthetic antibiotic renowned for its efficacy against gram-positive and gram-negative pathogens. This medication is instrumental in preventing and treating infections in various bodily regions, including wounds, the mouth, the upper respiratory system, and the urinary bladder.

  • Composition and Effectiveness -Containing amoxicillin as the active ingredient, this oral suspension is particularly effective against various pathogens, including Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, E. coli, and Proteus mirabilis. Its broad activity profile makes it versatile for combating various bacterial infections.

  • Dosage and Administration -The recommended dosage of Amoxicillin Oral Suspension is 5 mg per pound of body weight, administered twice daily for a duration typically spanning 5 to 7 days. It's imperative to continue treatment for an additional 48 hours post-symptom alleviation. The suspension can be administered irrespective of meals and is rapidly absorbed following oral ingestion, swiftly permeating various body fluids and tissues.

  • Excretion and Mixing -Upon administration, Amoxicillin Oral Suspension is predominantly excreted unchanged in the urine, facilitating the elimination of bacterial pathogens from the body. To prepare the suspension, water should be added to the bottle as per package instructions and shaken vigorously to ensure proper mixing. Each milliliter of the suspension contains 50 mg of amoxicillin as the trihydrate.

  • Contraindications and Adverse Reactions -Despite its efficacy, Amoxicillin Oral Suspension is contraindicated in animals with a history of allergic reactions to penicillin. Adverse reactions, although infrequent, may occur, necessitating vigilance during administration. Potential allergic responses should be promptly addressed, with the possibility of administering epinephrine and/or steroids if such reactions manifest.

  • Regulation and Storage -Federal regulations restrict the use of Amoxicillin Oral Suspension to licensed veterinarians or administration under their explicit directive. To ensure optimal efficacy and safety, it's paramount to store the medication appropriately. Unused portions should be discarded after 14 days, and storage should be maintained at controlled room temperature, not exceeding 25C (77F). Before each use, the suspension should be shaken and tightly closed to prevent contamination.

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What Is Amoxicillin Oral Suspension Used For?

This medication is administered to address bacterial infections in dogs. The oral suspension form is particularly convenient for administering precise doses based on the dog's weight and the severity of the infection. The medicine can be useful for dogs facing complications after surgery, particularly in severe conditions like pyometra. Pyometra is a severe and potentially fatal infection of the uterus, leading to the accumulation of bacteria and pus. A study involving 140 cases revealed 27 instances of complications. The common complication observed was surgical site infection (SSI), with an adverse response to the suture material following closely. Surgical site infections were more prevalent in dogs that did not receive antibiotics before or during surgery (10 out of 90 cases). In cases requiring antibiotic treatment, ampicillin/amoxicillin proved to be an effective and preferred choice.

How Much Amoxicillin Is Safe for a Dog?

The safe dosage of amoxicillin for dogs depends on factors like weight and the severity of the infection. Vets usually recommend giving two to three doses daily, ranging from 5 to 10 milligrams per pound of body weight. Going beyond the prescribed dosage may result in unwanted reactions, such as gastrointestinal problems.

What Is the Best Antibiotic for Dogs?

The most suitable antibiotic for dogs depends on the particular infection and the vet's evaluation. In a recent study exploring antibiotic usage in veterinary hospitals, ampicillin-sulbactam, enrofloxacin, and amoxicillin-clavulanic acid were commonly prescribed for inpatient infection treatment. For outpatient cases, amoxicillin-clavulanic acid, cephalexin, and enrofloxacin were frequently used. These findings highlight the importance of veterinary consultation to determine the most suitable antibiotic for the specific health condition of the dog.

How Do You Mix Amoxicillin for Dogs?

To mix amoxicillin for dogs, measure the prescribed dosage using a syringe or measuring spoon accurately. Use the provided instructions from the veterinarian to determine the proper amount. Shake the oral suspension well before administering it to ensure uniform distribution of the medication. If the vet recommends giving it with food, mix the medicine with a small amount of the dog's meal, making it more palatable. Administer the medication directly into the dog's mouth or add it to the food, ensuring the entire dose is consumed.

What Is the Difference between Human Amoxicillin and Dog Amoxicillin?

Human and dog amoxicillin are similar but differ in formulation and dosage. Veterinarians prescribe specific amoxicillin formulations tailored for canine use. The dosage is determined based on the dog's weight and the severity of the infection. While the active ingredient is the same, the concentrations and additional components may vary between the two formulations. It's crucial to never use human amoxicillin for dogs without veterinary guidance, as the dosage and formulation differences can impact effectiveness and safety.

Are Dogs Allergic to Amoxicillin?

Dogs can be allergic to amoxicillin. Common reactions include gastrointestinal issues like lack of appetite, vomiting, and diarrhea. Serious allergic reactions may manifest as a skin rash or difficulty breathing. Incoordination while walking and increased lack of appetite, particularly observed in cats, are also concerning signs. You must monitor your pet for any adverse reactions and seek veterinary assistance if such symptoms occur. While the medicine is generally short-acting, its effects may linger in pets with liver or kidney disease, requiring careful supervision.

How Much Amoxicillin Do I Give a Dog with Parvo?

Maria Verderaime, a Veterinary Science graduate, explains that Parvo, being a virus, remains unaffected by antibiotics. Administering antibiotics may negatively impact the essential bacteria vital for the dog's immune system, crucial in fighting Parvo. Parvo demands intensive care, including IV fluids, medications to reduce diarrhea, and continuous monitoring of various health indicators. Rapid dehydration and cardiovascular collapse are common causes of death in dogs with Parvo. Antibiotics are reserved for potential secondary infections, emphasizing the urgent need for professional veterinary intervention in treating this serious illness.

What Dosage of Amoxicillin Can I Give a 5 KG Dog for an Ear Infection?

Andie Lenhard, a licensed DVM and RN in the USA, stresses the importance of a vet visit for accurate dog ear diagnosis. She points out that prescribing oral antibiotics, especially amoxicillin, without a proper examination is not a standard practice for ear infections in dogs. Using an otoscope and a deep veterinary cone, a vet can examine the ear thoroughly, often discovering allergens or the presence of ear mites. Infections may involve various bacteria and potential yeast co-infections, prompting the vet to analyze discharge under a microscope before prescribing treatment. Typically, ear cleaners and drops with antibiotic, anti-yeast, and pain-relieving properties are employed. This reinforces the importance of professional diagnosis and treatment to prevent the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.


Amoxicillin Oral Suspension is of of the primary antibiotics for cats and dogs used against drug-resistant bacteria and is meant for effectively treating respiratory tract infections, wounds, skin infections, tooth abscesses, genitourinary tract and urinary bladder infections among others. Amoxicillin oral suspension is semisynthetic penicillin based antibiotic, with broad spectrum bactericidal activity against various strains of bacteria such as H. influenzae, N. gonorrhoea, E. coli, Pneumococci, Streptococci etc. It is not effective for viral or parasitic infections.Amoxicillin oral suspension is a popular medication for dogs and cats as it could be administered easily and ensures easy absorption. Trihydrate is the main active ingredient in Amoxicillin Oral Suspension.

Side effects when using amoxicillin include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. If an allergic reaction occurs, symptoms include rash, fever, swelling of face or limbs, difficulty breathing, rapid heart beat and incoordination.

A drug overdose might result in vomiting and diarrhea, where the veterinarian should be contacted urgently.

Amoxicillin Oral Suspension should be used only for proven bacterial infections. Animals that are allergic to penicillin should not be given this medication. Extreme caution is required while using this medication in dehydrated animals or those with kidney or heart disorders. Though it can cross over placenta of pregnant animals to the offspring, it is considered relatively safe to use during pregnancy. Amoxicillin Oral Suspension can react with medications such as allopurinol and erythromycin, so it is advisable to discuss the medication history of the pets with the vet before starting the treatment.

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250mg/5ml, 150ml 300296009221
125mg/5ml, 100ml 300934150735

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Excellent product!!

This is an excellent product at an excellent price. Fast acting as well. I saw a change after the second dose. When properly administered flavor is not important. I administer first and then follow up with food. Thanks so much for providing this!!!

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You should make chicken flavor for pets medicine suspension

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