Betamoxin

 

Each 1 ml contains:

Amoxicillin (as Trihydrate)                150 mg

Amoxicillin as in vitro studies, it is effective against a wide range of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria which include: Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus species, Salmonella species, Staphylococci and Streptococci.

Betamoxin Inj. is suitable for the control of infections, due to susceptible micro-organisms, in Cattle, Sheep, Dogs and Cats where a single injection giving prolonged activity is required. It may also protect from secondary bacterial invasion in cases where bacteria are not the initial cause of the disease.

Indications include infections of:

(a) Alimentary tract.

(b) Respiratory tract.

(c) Skin and soft tissue.

(d) Urogenital tract.

(e) In prevention of post-operative infection (treat before surgery) .

To ensure the correct dosage, bodyweight should be determined as accurately as possible to avoid underdosing.

 

Routes of Administration:

Cattle and Sheep:  By intramuscular injection only.

Dogs and Cats:  By subcutaneous or intramuscular injection.

 

 

Dose:

The recommended dosage rate is 15 mg per kg bodyweight, repeatable if necessary after 48 hours.

-Massage the injection site.

-Shake the vial before use

-Swab the septum before removing each dose.  Use a dry sterile needle and syringe.

-A separate injection site should be used for each administration.

 

Animal

Weight (kg)

Dosage volume (ml)

Cattle

450 kg

45.0 ml

Sheep

65 kg

6.5 ml

Dogs

20 kg

2.0 ml

Cats

5 kg

0.5 ml

 

Dose volume is equivalent to 1 ml per 10 kg bodyweight.

If dose volume exceeds 20 ml, it should be divided and injected into two sites.

-Betamoxin Inj. is not suitable for intravenous or intrathecal administration.

-Occasional local reaction may result from injection.

-Not effective against beta-lactamase producing organisms.

-Amoxicillin, like other Penicillins, should not be administered orally or parenterally in Rabbits, Hamsters or Gerbils.

-Do not use in cases of known hypersensitivity to Penicillins or Cephalosporeins.

Cattle (Meat): 23 days from the last treatment.

Sheep (Meat): 16 days from the last treatment.

Cattle (Milk): 79 hours (i.e. at the 7th milking) from the last treatment.

Not for use in sheep producing milk for human consumption.

Store in a dark place at a temperature below 30 ˚C.