Augmentin is a antibiotic used to treat many infections in dogs and cats. The combination of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid increases its effectiveness against many types of bacteria and is often used in skin and soft tissue infections as well as upper respiratory, bladder and dental infections (dogs).
Who's Augmentin For?
- Used to treat infections caused by susceptible bacteria
- Infections may include skin infections, bone infections, wound infections, infections in the mouth,pneumonia and bladder infections
- Augmentin is not effective for viruses and parasitic infections (such as worms or mites)
Side Effects and Warnings
- Augmentin should not be used in animals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to the drug
- Some animals may vomit shortly after administration of Augmentin. In these cases, it may be helpful to feed the animal some food prior to administration to decrease stomach irritation. If vomiting after administration continues to occur, contact your veterinarian
- A common side effect is diarrhea or loose stools which is caused by a change in the bacterial population in the animal's intestine
- Augmentin may interact with other medications. Consult with your veterinarian to determine if other drugs your pet is receiving could interact. Such drugs include chloramphenicol and tetracycline
- Consult your veterinarian regarding any allergies your pet may have, and any other side effects of this medication
Use as directed by your veterinarian