Amoxygen

Main information

  • Trade name:
  • Amoxygen 200 mg Tablets
  • Medicine domain:
  • Animals
  • Medicine type:
  • Allopathic drug

Documents

Localization

  • Available in:
  • Amoxygen 200 mg Tablets
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • English

Other information

Status

  • Source:
  • VMD - Veterinary Medicines Directorate
  • Authorization status:
  • Expired
  • Authorization number:
  • 41687/4006
  • Last update:
  • 21-12-2016

Summary of Product characteristics

Revised: October 2012

AN: 00754/2012

SUMMARY OF PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS

1. NAME OF THE VETERINARY MEDICINAL PRODUCT

Amoxygen 200 mg Tablets

2. QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE COMPOSITION

Active Substance:

Each tablet contains:

Amoxicillin 200mg

(as Amoxicillin Trihydrate 229.70mg)

Excipients:

For a full list of excipients, see section 6.1

3. PHARMACEUTICAL FORM

Tablets.

An off-white circular tablet, scored on one face.

4. CLINICAL PARTICULARS

4.1 Target species

Dogs

Cats

4.2 Indications for use, specifying the target species

Amoxycillin is a broad-spectrum semi-synthetic penicillin, bactericidal in 

action.  In vitro it is effective against a wide range of Gram-positive and Gram-

negative bacteria found in dogs and cats which include:  Bacillus cereus, 

Bordetella bronchiseptica, Corynebacterium spp, Citrobacter freundii, 

Chromobacter spp, Escherichia coliFlavobacter spp, Proteus mirabilis, 

Pasteurella spp, including P. multocida, Salmonella spp, staphylococci 

(penicillin-sensitive strains) and streptococci. 

Amoxygen 200 mg Tablets are suitable for the control of infections in dogs 

and cats caused by susceptible organisms including: infections of the 

alimentary tract, respiratory tract and urogenital tract, eye and ear infections, 

and skin and wound infections

4.3 Contraindications

Should not be given to penicillin sensitive animals.  As with other penicillins, 

Amoxicillin should not be used orally or parenterally in rabbits, guinea pigs, 

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hamsters or gerbils.  Caution is advised when used in other very small 

herbivores.

4.4 Special Warnings for each target species

No special warnings.

4.5 Special precautions for use

Special precautions for use in animals

Wherever possible, Amoxygen 200mg Tablets should only be used 

based on susceptibility testing.

Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the 

veterinary medicinal product to animals

Penicillins and cephalosporins may cause hypersensitivity (allergy) 

following injection, inhalation, ingestion or skin contact.  

Hypersensitivity to penicillins may lead to cross-reactions to 

cephalosporins and vice versa.  Allergic reactions to these substances 

may occasionally be serious.

Do not handle if you know you are sensitised, or if you have 

been advised not to work with such preparations.

Handle this product with great care to avoid exposure, taking all 

recommended precautions.

If you develop symptoms following exposure such as skin rash, 

you should seek medical advice and show the doctor this 

warning.  Swelling of the face, lips or eyes or difficulty with 

breathing are more serious symptoms and require urgent 

medical attention.

Wash hands after use.

4.6 Adverse reactions (frequency and seriousness)

No known undesirable effects.

4.7 Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay

No known contra-indication exists for the use of the product during pregnancy.

4.8 Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction

None known.

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AN: 00754/2012

4.9 Amounts to be administered and administration route

The recommended dosage rate is 10 mg Amoxicillin/kg bodyweight (one 

tablet per 20 kg bodyweight) twice daily for 7 days.  Tablets are given orally, 

by hand or crushed in food.

To ensure the correct dosage, bodyweight should be determined as 

accurately as possible to avoid underdosing.

4.10 Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedures, antidotes), if necessary

No treatment specified.

4.11 Withdrawal period

Not applicable.

5. PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES

Pharmacotherapeutic group:  Antibacterials for systemic use.

ATC Vet Code:  QJ01CA04

5.1 Pharmacodynamic properties

Amoxicillin is a broad-spectrum semi-synthetic penicillin. Amoxicillin 

predominantly inhibits cell wall synthesis in susceptible bacteria.  Amoxicillin 

has a mode of action, which directly and irreversibly disrupts cell wall 

peptidoglycan.

6. PHARMACEUTICAL PARTICULARS

6.1 List of excipients

Cellulose microcrystalline

Lactose Monohydrate

Sodium Starch Glycollate 

Povidone K17

Yeast Extract (Spray dried)

Magnesium Stearate

6.2 Incompatibilities

None known.

6.3 Shelf life

Shelf life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 2 years.

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6.4 Special precautions for storage

Do not store above 25ºC.  Store in a dry place.

6.5 Nature and composition of immediate packaging

White, opaque polypropylene tubs closed with white, opaque, polypropylene 

(push fit) (tamper evident) caps.

100 x Amoxygen 200 mg tablets

250 x Amoxygen 200 mg tablets

Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

6.6 Special precautions for the disposal of unused veterinary medicinal 

product or waste materials derived from the use of such products

Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from 

such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with 

local requirements.

7. MARKETING AUTHORISATION HOLDER

Listow Limited

 9 Belgrave Square

London

SW1X 8PH

8. MARKETING AUTHORISATION NUMBER

Vm

 41687/4006

9. DATE OF FIRST AUTHORISATION

Date: 29 th  June 1999

10. DATE OF REVISION OF THE TEXT

Date: October 2012

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