Amoxil (brand names include: Mymox / Amoxil / Amoxin / Amoxivan / Amoksiklav / Bactox / Cilamox / Dedoxil / Dispermox / Enhancin / Geramox / Isimoxin / Klavox / Lamoxy / Mox / Moxypen / Moxyvit / Nobactam / Novamoxin / Panklav / Pamoxicillin / Panamox / Polymox / Wymox / Zimox / Trimox) is a penicillin-like (beta-lactam) antibiotic. It belongs to the most widely-used group of antibiotics available.
What is Amoxil? Amoxil is a broad-spectrum antibiotic. Antibiotics are drugs which kill or stop the growth of bacteria. Amoxil is very safe and often prescribed for infections while waiting for laboratory results.
What are the benefits?
Kills susceptible bacteria causing infections
Amoxil rarely produces side effects
Available in multiple dosage forms for ease of administration
Amoxil is a broad-spectrum oral antibiotic which belongs to the aminopenicillin group of antibiotics. Drops are highly palatable and easy to dispense to cats and fussy dogs; capsules and tablets can be hidden in a treat or meal. Amoxil may be given with food.
How does Amoxil work? Amoxil blocks the bacteria from making a cell wall (the outer protective covering of the bacteria). As a result, the bacteria usually die.
Is there a generic equivalent available? Amoxil is the generic form of the brand name Amoxicillin.
How is it given? Amoxil is given orally and may be given with food. Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your doctor. If you have difficulty giving the medication, contact your doctor. Use all of the medication prescribed, even if your pet appears well. If the entire course of treatment is not given, the infection may recur or worsen.
What results can I expect? Amoxil is absorbed well from the digestive system and is distributed to many body tissues, making it effective against infections in multiple organs. It is active against many different types of bacteria. It is usually given two to three times a day for a number of days. If doses are missed or the entire treatment regimen is not completed, the infection could recur or worsen. Consult your doctor if the animal's condition does not improve or worsens after beginning treatment with Amoxil.
What form(s) does it come in? Tablet, capsule and oral suspension.
Amoxil Directions and Recommendations
Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand.
Amoxil is usually taken every 8 hours (three times a day). It can be taken with or without food.
The chewable tablets should be crushed or chewed thoroughly before they are swallowed. The tablets and capsules should be swallowed whole and taken with a full glass of water.
Take Amoxil exactly as directed. Do not take more or less Amoxil or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking Amoxil without talking to your doctor. To clear up your infection completely, continue taking Amoxil for the full course of treatment even if you feel better in a few days. Stopping Amoxil too soon may cause bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics.
If you missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the rest of the doses for the day as directed.
Store this medicine at room temperature, away from heat, light, and moisture.
Caution should be used in the elderly since they may be more sensitive to the effects of this drug.
Hormonal birth control (eg, birth control pills) may not work as well while you are using Amoxil.
Contact your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine if:
you are allergic to any medications;
you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breast-feeding.
Active ingredient: amoxicillin