General information about Vemox 250 in Belgium
Vemox 250 (amoxicillin) is a moderate spectrum antibiotic for cats and dogs belonging to the penicillin class. This drug inhibits the growth of bacteria by preventing the cell wall of bacterial cells from forming. Amoxicillin should be used only to treat bacterial infections and not for viral and parasitic infections.
Amoxicillin comes in the trihydrate form which is the active ingredient in these capsules. Amoxicillin spreads easily into all tissues and body fluids, except the brain and cerebrospinal fluid, thus ensuring wide coverage.
This antibiotic for dogs and cats should only be used in cases that have proven to be bacterial infections. It should not be used in animals that are hypersensitive to penicillin and on animals raised for meat as amoxicillin is binding in protein nature. Amoxicillin tablets are contraindicative with certain drugs such as allopurinol and erythromycin. The capsules are slow dissolving therefore it might take some time for the animal to show tangible signs of improvement.
Vemox 250 (amoxicillin) is available in 250mg and 500mg capsules. The recommended dose of amoxicillin in dogs and cats is 5-10 mg/pound every 12-24 hours. Amoxicillin can be administered with or without food as it is stable under gastric conditions.
Side effects in Belgium
Amoxicillin capsules could trigger allergic reactions to insulin in some animals, which could have symptoms like skin rashes, fever, swelling of the face or limbs, labored breathing, rapid heartbeat, and imbalance. Overdose can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain while abnormally high doses can cause acute renal failure or oliguric hematuria. Other side effects when using amoxicillin include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, which require urgent medical help.