Amoxicillin/clavulanate

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Amoxycillin/clavulanate is one of the more popular broad-spectrum antimicrobial compounds used in veterinary medicine.

This drug, which is a compounded combination of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid augments the effects of amoxycillin.

This combination has been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of diseases of dogs including: skin disease (including deep and superficial pyoderma), cystitis, prostatitis, pneumonia and enteritis.

The clavulanate in this product counteracts this defence mechanism by inactivating the ß-lactamases, thus rendering the organisms sensitive to the rapid bactericidal effect of amoxycillin at concentrations readily attainable in the body.

In vitro, amoxycillin/clavulanate is active against a wide range of clinically important bacteria including:

This product is not indicated for cases involving Pseudomonas spp.

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