Bovis ISSN 2398-2993

Amoxicillin

Synonym(s): Amoxycillin

Contributor(s): Louise Cox-O’Shea, Vetstream Ltd , Andrea Tarr

Introduction

Name

  • Amoxicillin.

Class of drug

  • Penicillin antibiotic.

Description

Chemical name

  • 6[D(-)-a-amino-p-hydroxyphenylacetmido] penicillanic acid.

Molecular formula

  • C16H19N3O5S.

Physical properties

  • Acid-stable, beta-lactamase-susceptible.

Storage requirements

  • <25°C.
  •  Many preperations require protection from light.

Uses

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Indications

  • Active against certain gram-positive and negative organisms.

Administration

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Pharmocokinetics

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Precautions

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Withdrawal Period

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

Other sources of information

  • Yolande Bishop (2005) The Veterinary Formulary. 6th edn. Published in association with the British Veterinary Association.
  • NOAH compendium of datasheets.
  • VMD Product Database.
  • Plumb's Veterinary Drugs.

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