Betamox 200 mg Palatable Tablets are prepared as off-white circular tablets scored on one face.
Amoxicillin is a broad-spectrum semi-synthetic penicillin, bactericidal in action. In vitro it is effective against a wide range of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria found in dogs and cats which include: Bacillus cereus, Bordetella bronchiseptica, Corynebacterium spp, Citrobacter freundii, Chromobacter spp, Escherichia coli, Flavobacter spp, Proteus mirabilis, Pasteurella spp, including P. multocida, Salmonella spp, staphylococci (penicillin-sensitive strains) and streptococci.
Betamox 200 mg Palatable Tablets are suitable for the control of infections in dogs and cats caused by susceptible organisms including: infections of the alimentary tract, respiratory tract and urogenital tract, eye and ear infections, and skin and wound.
Dosage & Administration:
Administer orally by hand. The recommended dose rate is 10 mg amoxicillin/kg bodyweight twice daily for seven days.
The following is intended as a guide:
DOGS per 10kg: x 200mg tablet twice daily for 7 days or
per 20 kg: 1 x 200 mg tablet twice daily for 7 days
As high blood levels are achieved immediately after oral dosing parenteral antibiotic treatment may not be necessary. Betamox 200 mg Palatable Tablets are often accepted from the hand, however for the treatment of fastidious animals the tablets may be crushed and added to a little food. Any remaining medicated feed should be disposed of at the end of the day.
Contra-indications & Warnings:
Betamox 200 mg Palatable Tablets should not be given to penicillin sensitive animals.
As with other penicillins, amoxycillin should not be used orally or parenterally in rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters or gerbils. Caution is advised when used in any other very small herbivores.
Penicillin/cephalosporin sensitivity: Penicillins and cephalosporins may cause hypersensitivity 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.
1 - Do not handle this product if you know you are sensitised, or if you have been advised not to work with such preparations.
2 - Handle this product with great care to avoid exposure, taking all recommended precautions
3 - 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.
Betamox 200 mg Palatable Tablets are prepared as off-white circular tablets scored on one face. The tablets contain 200 mg amoxycillin as Amoxycillin Trihydrate Ph.Eur in a highly palatable base. Chemically, amoxycillin is 6(D(-)- a amino-p-hydroxy-phenylacetamido) penicillanic acid.