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The following article explains, Why we should not use veterinary drugs in human beings? The possible side effects or adverse reactions that may occur by using veterinary drugs in humans.

Veterinary medicine usage in humans may cause some side effects like vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, bad breath, upset stomach, abdominal pain, etc.

What exactly is Clavamox?

Clavamox is a type of antibiotic medication that is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections in dogs and cats. It contains two active ingredients, amoxicillin and clavulanic acid.

Amoxicillin is a type of penicillin antibiotic that works by inhibiting the growth and reproduction of bacteria, while clavulanic acid helps to prevent certain types of bacteria from developing resistance to the amoxicillin.

Clavamox is typically given by mouth in the form of tablets or drops and the dosage and duration of treatment will depend on the type and severity of the infection, as well as the response to the medication. It should only be used under the guidance of a veterinarian and should not be used in animals with a known allergy to penicillin or other beta-lactam antibiotics.

It’s important to note that Clavamox is not effective against viral infections and it should not be used to treat non-bacterial infections.

Is it Safe for Humans to take Clavamox?

Clavamox is a type of antibiotic medication that is approved for use in dogs and cats, but it is not approved for use in humans. The safety and efficacy of the drug has not been evaluated in humans, and it is not recommended for use in people.


It contains two active ingredients, amoxicillin and clavulanic acid, which are also found in other antibiotics that are approved for use in humans, but the specific combination and dosage of the drug in Clavamox is not intended for human use.

Consider. There are no scientific studies on the effects of Clavamox in humans!

If you have an infection and suspect that it is caused by bacteria, it is important to see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. Your doctor will be able to determine the appropriate medication and dosage based on the specific type of infection and your individual medical history.

It’s also important to note that taking any medication that is not prescribed for you by a medical professional can be dangerous and may have serious side effects.

Common Side Effects of Clavamox

The common side effects of Clavamox (amoxicillin and clavulanic acid) in dogs and cats may include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Stomach upset

In rare cases, Clavamox may cause more serious side effects such as:

  • Allergic reactions (such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat)
  • Blood disorders (such as anemia, bleeding or bruising more easily than normal)
  • Liver or kidney problems
  • Skin rash or itching

It’s important to note that these are not all the possible side effects of Clavamox. If you notice any unusual symptoms in your pet after starting treatment with Clavamox, you should contact your veterinarian right away.

Clavamox is a Drug for Animals!

Clavamox is the trademark of Zoetis Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Pfizer pharmaceuticals company. ZOETIS pharmaceutical is famous for his work in the animal drugs industry.

This company has provided so many beneficial veterinary drugs to treat chronic diseases in animals such as kittens, pets, cats, foxes, lions, etc. I don’t really understand why people want to consume veterinary medicines that are specially formulated for animals. 

It’s significantly labeled on all veterinary drugs that they are not suitable to use in humans.

Why you would use Clavamox for Humans?

Remember, you don’t need to use veterinary medicine for yourself or someone else (humans). In the case of Clavamox which contains amoxicillin trihydrate and clavulanic acid (clavulanate potassium), probably, you are confused as this antibiotic preparation (amoxicillin trihydrate and clavulanate potassium) also treats a broad range of bacterial infections in humans as well as in animals.

Amoxicillin trihydrate and Clavulanic acid preparation treat a variety of aerobic as well as anaerobic bacteria’s infections in humans. But, you must not buy Clavamox, an FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved drug to use in animals (only).

Because the same preparation is available by the brand name “Augmentin “. Augmentin is a Glaxosmithkline pharmaceutical product, which contains the same preparation (amoxicillin trihydrate and clavulanic acid) as Clavamox.

Difference between Clavamox and Augmentin

Augmentin and Clavamox is not the same:

Augmentin is the trademark of GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) Pharmaceuticals that also contains the same ingredients (co-amoxiclav) as Clavamox i.e, amoxicillin trihydrate and clavulanic acid.

But Augmentin is FDA approved to treat infectious diseases in human beings. 

augmentin for humans
Augmentin (Amoxicillin trihydrate and Clavulanic acid) for Humans

Clavamox is the trademark of Zoetis Pharmaceuticals that contains amoxicillin trihydrate and clavulanic acid, uses to treat all kinds of bacterial infections in animals like pets, cats, etc. It’s available in chewable tablets are oral drops form.

Dogs and cats easily accept these chewable tablets due to their taste (pork liver-flavor). It’s FDA approved drug to treat diseases in canines and felines.

It’s available in 375mg, 625mg, and 1000mg film-coated tablets form for adults as well as 125mg/5ml and 250mg/5ml oral suspension form for children below 12 years of age. Augmention drops (62.5mg/ml) are also available in the market to treat infections in children below 2 years.

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Doctor Xeeshan

Doctor Xeeshan

I am Doctor Xeeshan, located in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. In this blog, I am providing authentic information about dog breeds, diseases, medications, etc.


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