My dog was given clavamox,the vet changed her mind and gave her Doxycycline.Can the clavamox be taken by any of us?
Is it safe for a human to take the clavamox for dogs?
Question posted by fingrediculous1 on 23 Feb 2014
Last updated on 4 September 2019 by Trinityappraisers123
Can Clavamox be used to treat heartburn in humans?
I accidentally took my dogs Clavamox tablet instead of a new over the counter medicine my husband purchased for my SEVERE heartburn. I have to sleep sitting up my heartburn is so bad. I have taken strong prescription medicine for my heartburn, but nothing helps. I accidentally took my dogs prescription of Clavamox, 125 mg tablet in the morning, instead of the pills my husband purchased and I have not had any heartburn all day, which is extremely odd. And when I was a child I had a slight rash on my legs due to penicillin, my Dr told my mother to make sure I never take it again, and I never have. But I believe Clavamox worked to relieve my severe heartburn.
Hi, fin! I have no doubt of the quality of Clavamox, but it is one of just a handful of antibiotics we use that is NOT a human formulation. The amount of clavanulic acid in Clavamox isn't the same as the human near-equivalent Augmentin, and it's usage could lead to bacterial amoxicillin resistance. It's usage in humans is rather specialized on a per case basis.
If you got the foil-wrapped tablets from your vet you might be able to return them ~ depending on your vet.
Best wishes, WCV
The difference is that vet meds don't meet the same standards as people meds. That being said, many times the vets use human antibiotics for dogs. You can check in the pill identifier by putting the markings in. That only shows human meds, lol.
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