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Vetrimoxin® L.A. 150 mg/ml suspension for injection for cattle and pigs
Species: Cattle, Pigs
Therapeutic indication: Pharmaceuticals: Antimicrobials: Injections
Active ingredient: Amoxicillin Trihydrate
Product:Vetrimoxin® L.A. 150 mg/ml suspension for injection for cattle and pigs
Product index: Vetrimoxin® L.A.
Cattle - milk: 72 hours
Cattle - meat: 18 days
Pig - meat: 16 days
Qualitative and quantitative composition
Each ml contains:
Active substance:
Amoxicillin (as trihydrate) 150 mg
For the full list of excipients, see Pharmaceutical particulars.
Pharmaceutical form
Suspension for injection. Cream-beige suspension.
Clinical particulars
Target species
Cattle and pigs
Indications for use, specifying the target species
In cattle:
Treatment of respiratory infections caused by Mannheimia haemolytica and Pasteurella multocida susceptible to amoxicillin.
In pigs:
Treatment of respiratory infections caused by Pasteurella multocida susceptible to amoxicillin.
Do not use in cases of known hypersensitivity to penicillins, cephalosporins or to any of the excipients.
Do not use in cases of severe renal dysfunction with anuria and oliguria.
Do not use in case of infection with beta-lactamase-producing bacteria.
Do not use in rabbits, hares, hamsters, guinea pigs or other small herbivores.
Do not administer to Equidae, because amoxicillin – like all aminopenicillins – may adversely affect the bacterial flora of the caecum.
Special warnings for each target species
Special precautions for use
Special precautions for use in animals
The choice of using amoxicillin should be based on bacterial susceptibility testing and take into account official, national and regional antimicrobial policies.
Use of the product deviating from the instructions given in the SPC may increase the prevalence of bacteria resistant to amoxicillin and may decrease the effectiveness of treatment with amoxicillin due to the potential for cross-resistance.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals
Penicillin and cephalosporin may cause an allergic reaction following accidental injection, inhalation or absorption via the skin, which may be life threatening. Hypersensitivity to penicillin may lead to cross sensitivity to cephalosporins and vice versa. Avoid direct contact of the veterinary medicinal product with the skin or the mucosae.
Handle the product with great care to avoid exposure.
Wear gloves and wash hands after use of the veterinary medicinal product.
In case of contact with the skin or eyes, wash immediately with water.
Do not smoke, eat or drink during use of the product.
If you develop symptoms following exposure, such as a skin rash, seek medical advice immediately and show the package leaflet or the label to the physician. Swelling of the face, lips and eyes or difficulty with breathing are more serious symptoms and require urgent medical attention.
Adverse reactions (frequency and seriousness)
Allergic reactions, varying in severity from a light skin reaction such as urticaria to anaphylactic shock.
In rare cases local irritation may occur due to the injection of amoxicillin. The frequency of this adverse reaction may be decreased by reducing the volume of injection per injection site (see Amounts to administer and administration route). The irritation is always of low intensity and recedes spontaneously and quickly.
In the case of allergic reactions, treatment should be discontinued and a symptomatic treatment should be initiated.
Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay
Laboratory studies in rats and rabbits have not produced any evidence of teratogenic, foetotoxic or maternotoxic effects of amoxicillin. However, the tolerance of the medicinal product in cattle and pigs during pregnancy and lactation has not been investigated. In these cases, use only in accordance with the benefit/risk assessment by the responsible veterinarian.
Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
Do not use with antibiotics which inhibit bacterial protein synthesis, as these can antagonise the bactericidal action of penicillins.
Amounts to be administered and administration route
Intramuscular use.
Shake well before use.
15 mg amoxicillin per kg bodyweight; corresponding to 1 ml of the veterinary medicinal product per 10 kg.
Administration should be repeated after 48 hours.
To ensure a correct dosage and to avoid underdosing, body weight should be determined as accurately as possible.
In cattle, do not administer more than 20 ml of the veterinary medicinal product per injection site.
In pigs, do not administer more than 6 ml of the veterinary medicinal product per injection site.
A separate injection site should be used for each administration.
As with other injectable preparations normal aseptic precautions should be observed.
If no distinct clinical response is seen after the second treatment, a check of the diagnosis and eventually a change of treatment are required.
Do not broach the vial more than 10 times: if necessary, use automatic syringes.
Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedures, antidotes), if necessary
Amoxicillin has a wide safety margin.
Withdrawal period(s)
Meat and offal: 18 days
Milk: 3 days
Meat and offal: 16 days
Pharmacological particulars
Pharmacotherapeutic group: Antiinfectives for systemic use, amoxicillin. ATCvet code: QJ01CA04
Pharmacodynamic properties
Amoxicillin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic of the amino-penicillin family with close structural relationship to ampicillin.
Amoxicillin is a bactericide and is active against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. It inhibits the synthesis and reparation of the bacterial mucopeptide cell wall.
Amoxicillin is a semisynthetic penicillin and susceptible to the action of bacterial beta-lactamases.
Amoxicillin is a time-dependent antibiotic.
Amoxicillin is active against the following microorganisms which are involved in respiratory diseases in cattle: Mannheimia haemolytica and Pasteurella multocida.
Amoxicillin is also active against Pasteurella multocida that is involved in respiratory diseases in pig.
The following Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations (MIC) have been determined for amoxicillin in European isolates (France, United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, and Spain) collected from diseased animals between 2009 to 2012:
Bacteria species
Nb of strains
MIC of amoxicillin (µg/mL)
Pasteurella multocida
0.0312 – 4
0.125 – 2
Mannheimia haemolytica
0.125 – 0.5
The following amoxicillin breakpoints are recommended by the Comité de l'Antibiogramme of the Société Française de Microbiologie (SFM): ≤ 4 μg/mL (susceptible) and > 16 μg/mL (resistant)
Mechanism of action:
The antimicrobial mechanism of action consists of the inhibition of the biochemical process of bacterial wall synthesis, through a selective and irreversible blockade of several enzymes, in particular transpeptidases, endopeptidases and carboxypeptidases. In susceptible bacteria, impairment of cell wall synthesis particularly during multiplication leads to lysis of the bacteria.
Bacteria which generally present resistance to amoxicillin are:
- Staphylococcus species producing penicillinase,
- Enterobacteria such as Klebsiella spp., Enterobacter spp., Proteus spp. and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Bacterial resistance towards amoxicillin is primarily mediated through ß-lactamases which inactivate the antimicrobial by hydrolysis of the ß-lactam ring. Bacterial ß-lactamases can be codified in plasmids or in constituents of the bacterial chromosome.
These beta-lactamases are extracellular in Gram-positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus) whereas they are located in the periplasmic space in Gram-negative bacteria.
Gram-positive bacteria can produce beta-lactamases in large quantities. These enzymes are codified in plasmids, which can be transferred to other bacteria.
Gram-negative bacteria produce different types of beta-lactamases, which remain in the periplasmic space and which are codified in the chromosome or in the plasmid.
Complete cross resistance exists between amoxicillin and other penicillins, in particular other aminopenicillins.
Pharmacokinetic particulars
In cattle Cmax (3.45 µg/ml) is reached 2.45 hours after intramuscular administration. In pigs Cmax (3.54 µg/ml) is reached 2 hours after intramuscular administration.
Amoxicillin is mainly distributed to the extra-cellular compartment. Its distribution into tissues is facilitated by its low degree of plasma protein binding (17%). Concentrations in pulmonary, pleural and bronchial tissues are similar to plasma concentrations. Amoxicillin diffuses into pleural and synovial fluid and into lymphatic tissue.
Amoxicillin is biotransformed in the liver by hydrolysis of the ß-lactam ring leading to inactive penicilloic acid (20%).
Amoxicillin is mainly excreted in active form via the kidneys, and secondarily by the biliary route and through milk.
Pharmaceutical particulars
List of excipients
Anhydrous colloidal silica, Sorbitan oleate, Propylene glycol dicaprylocaprate.
In the absence of compatibility studies, this veterinary medicinal product must not be mixed with other veterinary medicinal products.
Shelf life
Shelf-life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 2 years
Shelf-life after first broaching the bottle: 28 days
Special precautions for storage
Do not refrigerate. Protect from frost. Keep the vial in the outer carton in order to protect from light.
Nature and composition of immediate packaging
Multilayer plastic vials (polypropylene / ethylene vinyl alcohol / polypropylene) with chlorobutyl rubber stoppers (type II) and aluminium and plastic flip capsule.
Pack sizes:
100 ml; 12 x 100 ml; 250 ml; 12 x 250 ml
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Special precautions for the disposal of unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from the use of such products
Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
Marketing Authorisation Holder (if different from distributor)
Marketing Authorisation Number
UK: Vm: 15052/4074
Significant changes
Date of the first authorisation or date of renewal
Date: 19 December 2012
Date of revision of the text
Date: June 2023
Any other information
Legal category
Legal category: POM-V
GTIN description:Vetrimoxin LA 100 ml