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This information is provided by Provet for educational purposes only.

You should seek the advice of your veterinarian if your pet is ill as only he or she can correctly advise on the diagnosis and recommend the treatment that is most appropriate for your pet.

Amoxycillin is a commonly prescribed drug in veterinary practice but there are some circumstances when it should not be prescribed, and care is needed when handling the drug.

Amoxycillin should not be administered to :

  • Penicillin sensitive patients
  • Gerbils
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Hamsters
  • Rabbits
  • Caution in other small herbivores

Amoxycillin should not be handled by :

  • People sensitive to penicillin

Any apparent side-effects following contact with amoxycillin should be reported to a doctor. For example :

  • Respiratory signs - difficulty breathing Urgent - seek medical attention immediately
  • Skin rash
  • Soft tissue swelling - face, lips, eyes Urgent - seek medical attention immediately


Updated January 2016