Amoxicillin is a relatively mild, but effective, antibiotic. Commonly used in children, amoxicillin is safe for dogs and cats as well. When your cat suffers from a diagnosed bacterial infection, it is not uncommon to find the veterinarian will prescribe a form of amoxicillin.
As a semi-synthetic antibiotic, amoxicillin for cats is sold under the name of Amoxi-tabs. As a full spectrum antibiotic, any bacterial infection that your cat may be experiencing is most often resolved with a few days of Amoxi-tab administration. Because it is effective on a full stomach or an empty stomach, many veterinarians prescribe Amoxi-tab when cats experience vomiting or complications with diet in the presence of a bacterial infection.
If your veterinarian has prescribed Amoxi-tabs, you can expect the dosing formula will be fairly simple for your cat. As a general rule, Amoxi-tabs are prescribed, in cats, at a level of 50 milligrams once-per-day. Because this dosing formula is standard for most cases, Amoxi-tabs is considered a first-line therapy for bacterial infections such as E.coli and strep infections in the feline. If your cat is allergic to any penicillin products, the veterinarian should not prescribe Amoxi-tabs to fight the bacterial infection and should, instead, opt for a different class of antibiotic therapy.
When using Amoxi-tabs in resolving your cat’s bacterial infection, the dosing regimen will continue for as long as seven days. If, however, your cat’s bacterial infection does not seem to be improving within three to four days, consult the veterinarian as this may also be indicative of a change in the classification of drug to be used.
As with humans, cats can fall prey to side effects when using Amoxi-tabs. The most common side effects may include continued vomiting and diarrhea. If your cat seems to be experience a change in respiration, or seems to have some change in mental state, consult a veterinarian as this may be indicative of an allergic reaction to penicillin.
Much like the use of amoxicillin in children, the use of Amoxi-tabs is common in cats. Because Amoxi-tabs is a full spectrum antibiotic, it is often the most commonly prescribed antibiotic given by veterinarians. If your cat suffers from a bacterial infection, it is best to try this first line of antibiotic therapy before moving into a second-line drug. In many cases of cat infections, the semi-synthetic workings of Amoxi-tabs antibiotic can alleviate your cat’s complication within a week.