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Clinical particulars
Target species
Dogs, Cats
Indications for use, specifying the target species
For the control of infections in dogs and cats, including infections of the alimentary tract, respiratory tract and urogenital tract, eye and ear infections, and skin and wound infections. In vitro, amoxycillin is effective against a wide range of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, including:
Bacillus cereus
Bordetella bronchiseptica
Corynebacterium spp
Citrobacter freundii
Chromobacter spp
Escherichia coli
Flavobacter spp
Pasteurella spp (including P. multocida)
Proteus mirabilis
Salmonella spp
Staphylococci (penicillin sensitive stains)
Not to be used in animals known to be hypersensitive to penicillin.
Not to be used orally or parenterally in rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters or gerbils.
Caution is advised when used in any other small herbivores.
Special Warnings for each target species
No special warnings.
Special precautions for use
Special precautions for use in animals
Use of the product should be based on susceptibility testing of the bacteria isolated from the animal. If this is not possible, therapy should be based on local epidemiological information.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals
Penicillins and cephalosporins may cause hypersensitivity (allergy) following injection, inhalation, ingestion or skin contact. Hypersensitivity to penicillins may lead to cross reactions to cephalosporins and vice versa. Allergic reactions to these substances may occasionally be serious.
Do not handle this product if you know you are sensitised, or if you have been advised not to work with such preparations.
Handle this product with great care to avoid exposure, taking all recommended precautions.
If you develop symptoms following exposure such as a skin rash, you should seek medical advice and show the doctor this warning. Swelling of the face, lips or eyes or difficulty with breathing are more serious symptoms and require urgent medical attention.
Wash hands after use.
Adverse reactions (frequency and seriousness)
No known undesirable effects.
Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay
No known contraindication exists for the use of Betamox Palatable Drops during pregnancy.
Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
None known.
Amounts to be administered and administration route
Reconstitution: Add 12 ml water to the powder and shake vigorously. This will make 15 ml of the suspension, containing amoxycillin at a concentration of 50 mg/ml.
Administration and Dosage: Recommended dosage rate is 10 mg/kg bodyweight amoxycillin twice daily for up to 7 days. The drops are given orally using a graduated pipette provided. The dosage rate of 10 mg/kg is achieved by administering 1 ml of reconstituted product per 5 kg bodyweight.
Shake well before use.
To ensure the correct dosage, bodyweight should be determined as accurately as possible to avoid under dosing.
Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedures, antidotes), if necessary
Penicillins have a high margin of safety and clinical signs are unlikely even in accidental overdose.
No treatment specified.
Withdrawal period
Not applicable.