This is a variant on penicillin that is used as an antibiotic in cats and made by Pfizer. It is a brand name based on a kind of drug called Amoxicillin. It kills a number of different kinds of bacteria, and your vet may recommend it for use if the cat has a wound or an abscess, a respiratory infection, a stomach infection such as E. Coli, or several other bacterial problems.
It comes in both tab and drop form. Tabs are given to the pet orally like a pill, and the drops are administered orally as well.
Are there any side effects?
It's penicillin-based, so some cats may be allergic to it. If your cat has a history of allergies to penicillin, then do not give it to the cat. Also, you are not supposed to use it at the same time as any other drugs, because it can have bad interactions with several other antibiotics. Diarrhea is also a side effect in many cases, and it can cause general stomach problems by killing off some of the bacteria that live in the stomach.
Can I use it in dogs?
No, it's made solely for cats, and there are many other antibiotics that are specifically designed for dogs or that both kinds of pet can use. Stick with those to be safe.
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