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Dosage and administration
By the oral route.
Add 15 ml water. Shake the bottle before use.
Dosage rate
12.5 mg/kg bodyweight (i.e. 0.25 ml/kg). For the accurate dosing of particularly small patients it is valuable to note that one drop from the pipette provided contains 2.3 mg clavulanate-potentiated amoxicillin. Therefore 5–6 drops/kg twice daily are recommended as a guide.
Dosage frequency
Dogs and cats should be dosed at the rate of 0.25 ml of reconstituted product per kg bodyweight twice daily.
For the majority of infections, including those of the skin, urinary tract and gastrointestinal tract, the above dosing regime is effective.
Refractory cases, however, particularly those of the respiratory tract, have shown improved cure rates by doubling the dose to 25 mg/kg bodyweight twice daily (i.e. 0.5 ml of reconstituted product per kg bodyweight twice daily).
Duration of therapy
Routine cases involving all indications
The majority of these cases respond to between 5 and 7 days therapy.
Chronic or refractory cases
In these cases, where there is considerable tissue damage, a longer course of therapy may be required in that it allows sufficient time for damaged tissue to repair. Based on clinical trials, the following durations are suggested as guidelines:
Chronic skin disease
10–20 days
Chronic cystitis
10–28 days
Respiratory disease
8–10 days