Betamox LA Injection is an off white sterile suspension.
Amoxicillin is a broad spectrum semi-synthetic penicillin bactericidal in action for use in cattle, pigs, sheep, dogs and cats. In vitro it is effective against a wide range of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria which include: Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus species, Salmonella species, Staphylococci and Streptococci.
Betamox LA is suitable for the control of infections, due to susceptible micro-organisms, in cattle, sheep, pigs, dogs and cats where a single injection giving prolonged activity is required. It may also protect from secondary bacterial invasion in cases where bacteria are not the initial cause of the disease.
Indications include infections of:
(a) alimentary tract.
(b) respiratory tract.
(c) skin and soft tissue.
(d) urogenital tract.
(e) in prevention of post-operative infection (treat before surgery).
Dosage & Administration:
Cattle, Sheep and Pigs : By intramuscular injection only.
Dogs and Cats : By subcutaneous or intramuscular injection.
The recommended dosage rate is 15 mg per kg bodyweight, repeatable if necessary after 48 hours. Massage the injection site. A separate injection site should be used for each administration.
ANIMAL WEIGHT (kg) DOSAGE VOLUME (ml)
Cattle 450 kg 45.0 ml
Sheep 65 kg 6.5 ml
Pig 150 kg 15.0 ml
Dog 20 kg 2.0 ml
Cat 5 kg 0.5 ml
(Dose volume is equivalent to 1 ml per 10 kg bodyweight).
If dose volume exceeds 20 ml, it should be divided and injected into two sites.
As with other injectable preparations, normal aseptic precautions should be observed. (Use dry syringe for extraction of suspension to avoid hydrolysis of Amoxicillin).
An appropriate graduated syringe must be used to allow accurate administration of the required dose volume. This is particularly important when injecting small volumes.
Betamox LA Injection is an off white sterile suspension containing 150 mg/ml amoxicillin as Amoxicillin Trihydrate Ph.Eur. Chemically, Amoxicillin is 6[D(-) - a- amino-p-hydroxy-phenylacetamido] penicillanic acid.